PENSACOLA, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Tire Kingdom Service Centers recently thanked medical staffers at two hospitals in Pensacola for their dedication in combating COVID-19.
Tire Kingdom recently opened its first locations in Pensacola, a city of 52,000-plus residents close to the Alabama border in the Florida panhandle.
On Jan. 29, Tire Kingdom arranged for employees of Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital and Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, including doctors, nurses, therapists, aides and administrative staff, to servings of Kona Ice shaved ice treats.
Tire Kingdom also shared its "Essential Business Appreciation Offer" with the team to provide special discounts for front-line workers at all Tire Kingdom locations.
Tire Kingdom has more than 190 stores in Florida, including the recently opened locations in Pensacola — on Brent Lane north of downtown Pensacola and on Gulf Breeze Parkway across Pensacola Bay from downtown.
Throughout the last year, Tire Kingdom has been treating hospital staffs across Florida to shaved ice to show its appreciation, TBC said.
"Throughout this past year, hospitals continue to be pushed beyond their limits and the first responders — the EMTs, doctors and nurses, and medical support teams — continue to prove that they are the real heroes in this fight," TBC President and CEO Erik R. Olsen said.
"We feel a profound sense of gratitude to the health care workers and first responders serving our communities. Bringing Kona Ice to the hospitals is our way to say 'thank you' to everyone who has jumped into this fight and we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to do so."