June 17, 2016, is National Flip Flop Day, a holiday invented by U.S. national restaurant chain Tropical Smoothie Café. On the third Friday of June from 2 pm – 7 pm local time, every customer wearing flip flops will receive a free Jetty Punch Smoothie.
Since 2007, the chain has raised funds for Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine. There, children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can have fun while surrounded by professionals devoted to their emotional and medical support.
A week there usually costs $2,500. To date, Tropical Smoothie Café customers have donated $3,700,000. Their generosity has allowed every family to attend Camp Sunshine free of charge. While you enjoy your ésmoothie, why not donate the money you save to a worthy cause?
Happy National Flip Flop Day!
PS: In 2009, two New York Daily News reporters wore flip flops for four days, then had them swabbed. The lab tests found fecal bacteria, Aerococcus viridans, Rothia mucilaginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus, among other things. So after you get home, take those things off and wash your feet!