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Del Taco Raises $31,817 for the National Ability Center

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Contact:  Dave Clifton

(801) 656-5541

Largest amount raised in a single year during five-year partnership 

PARK CITY, UT (January 29, 2015) – Del Taco customers donated nearly $32,000 for National Ability Center programs, events, and services for individuals with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities and their families.

The promotion ran from November 19 to December 9, with Del Taco patrons in Utah able to add a donation of any amount to their order. All money raised goes directly to the National Ability Center.

“We can’t say thank you enough to the wonderful people who made this year’s Del Taco fundraiser such a success,” said Gail Loveland, National Ability Center executive director. “Our partnership with Del Taco has raised more than $130,000 in five years, which goes a long way in us providing adaptive and therapeutic recreation opportunities to people of all abilities.”

Founded in 1985, the National Ability Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that has united around a collective vision to inspire individual achievement and create a global impact for people of all abilities. A fundamental aspiration of the National Ability Center is to provide high-quality, inclusive programs to individuals and families of all abilities and backgrounds, including those in need. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, grants from private corporations and foundations, and the community, we have successfully provided scholarships to 100% of those who made a request and continue to keep program fees affordable (program fees account for less than 30% of the total cost of programming).

The National Ability Center offers a wide variety of programs both seasonally and year-round. Activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hippotherapy, indoor rock climbing, swimming, archery, sled hockey, cycling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and challenge course activities.

In each of the last three years, individuals and their families participated in more than 19,000 lessons and outings. Because safety is the first priority, instruction is provided by professional, certified instructors and complemented by trained interns and volunteer assistants. More than 850 volunteers contribute over 20,000 hours annually. Many of the instructors and volunteers are also individuals with disabilities and serve as role models for our participants.

About Del Taco

2014 marks Del Taco’s 50th anniversary. At Del Taco, all menu items taste better because they are made to order with fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, handmade pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow-cooked from scratch, and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant. The menu includes classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites including hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. In 2013, Del Taco announced a rebranding effort and the “UnFreshing Believable” advertising campaign to communicate the lengths the company goes to in order to deliver quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly-prepared ingredients. Del Taco also serves breakfast featuring a full line of breakfast burritos. Del Taco has 547 restaurants in 17 states serving more than three million guests each week. Consumers can receive coupons for free food by “liking” Del Taco on Facebook at or joining our Raving Fan eClub at For more information, please visit

About the National Ability Center

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the largest in the country to provide recreational and sports opportunities to individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic Sports Club of USA Paralympics. Each year, the National Ability Center provides thousands of lessons in programs including skiing, horseback riding, cycling and archery. For more information, visit

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