As the weather continues to heat up, July 11 (7/11) is a great day to chill out. Yesterday was once again 7-Eleven Day—which meant a FREE Slurpee for anyone who visited the store. (Did you get yours?) But this year, one of loss prevention’s prominent executives is taking it to another level, appearing on the daily Fox and Friends morning show.
Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven, flew to New York City this week to stop by the Fox and Friends studio and talk about the company’s popular summertime initiative, Operation Chill.
Operation Chill started 23 years ago as a way to help local law enforcement officers connect and interact with their communities in a positive way. When the temperatures heat up, kids head outside to ride bikes, play sports, visit the pool, meet friends and have fun. This provides a great opportunity for local police officers to meet kids where they are and have positive interactions with them. Enter Operation Chill, a program sponsored by 7-Eleven that provides law enforcement officers with free Slurpee drink coupons to kids caught doing good deeds and making responsible choices. This year, 7-Eleven has announced that more than 1.4 million Slurpee coupons will be issued to 1,100 police and sheriff’s departments nationwide. Most will be distributed during the summer months and back-to-school season.
In the Fox and Friends segment, Stinde shares a bit about the history and benefits of Operation Chill. “Since 1995, we’ve given out 21 million coupons,” he said. Check out the clip below—and don’t forget to nab your free Slurpee today.