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Let's Raise $100,000 to Help Out Local Restaurants!

Why Are We Doing This?

With COVID-19, there have been winners and losers. Our store has been fortunate, therefore we want to do something to support those who were negatively affected.

See what inspired this initiative & how it can help our community - watch the video below:

How Does it Work?

Sport Systems is jump-starting this initiative with a contribution of $25,000 towards our goal, buying thousands of dollars worth of gift cards from dozens of restaurants. We are bundling gift cards of $10 increments into $50, $100, & $250 randomly-assorted packs that will be available for purchase. When customers or local organizations buy these packs, that money will go straight into buying more gift cards from locally-owned restaurants that have been negatively affected by the pandemic. 

What Can I Do?

You can buy a gift card pack (or 2) from Sport Systems. This is an easy way to support dozens of local restaurants with just one purchase. Your purchase will allow us to go back out and spend even more on gift cards from local restaurants, getting us closer to our $100,000 goal. This is also a great way to discover new cuisine around town that you haven't tried before.

We’ve done the work for you & have vetted all establishments that are locally-owned and have been affected the most. This is like buy local on steroids! Help us in this initiative to give local restaurants & retailers a hand up & buy a gift card pack today & tell your friends!

Complete a Challenge, Earn a Free Pack!

Complete one of our #handupabq social media challenges to earn a free local restaurant gift card pack ($50 value). Follow @sportsystems & @handupabq to stay in the loop!

Current Restaurant Partners:

  • 50/50 Coffee House & Pub
  • Albuquerque City Limits
  • AmerAsia / Sumo Sushi
  • Amore Pizza
  • Christy Mae's
  • Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe
  • Curry Leaf
  • D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro
  • Duran's Station
  • El Charritos
  • El Cotorro
  • Eloy's Mexican Restaurant
  • El Patron
  • El Sabor de Juarez
  • Farina Alto
  • Flying Star
  • Fork & Fig
  • Gold Street Pizza & More South Valley
  • Gyros Mediterranean
  • Il Vicino
  • Java Joe's
  • La Salita
  • Little Bear Coffee
  • Los Compadres Restaurant
  • Mario's Pizza & Ristorante
  • Monica's el Portal
  • Monroe's New Mexican Food
  • Mr. Pho
  • Nexus
  • Palmer Brewery & Cider House
  • Range Cafe
  • Remedy Coffee
  • S-A BBQ
  • Satellite Coffee
  • Scarpa's
  • Squeezed Juice Bar
  • Tako Ten
  • Ten 3
  • The Acre
  • The Daily Grind
  • The Grill on San Mateo
  • The Grove
  • The Shop Breakfast and Lunch
  • Tia B's La Waffleria
  • Tomato Cafe
  • Tully's Italian Deli
  • Vernon's Speakeasy
  • Weck's

Local Business Supporters:

Platinum Level - $10,000

   •  Prevender Financial Services, LLC

   •  Sport Systems

Gold Level - $5,000

•  Long Leash on Life 

•  Mechanical Representatives 

Silver Level - $2,500

Bronze Level - $1,000

•  Sunny 505  •  Burritos Alinstante  

•  Gardenswartz Realty  •  Mobile Screen & Glass Inc.

•  "In Memory of Joe Lifke" 

  Dr. David J. Martinez, DDS Pediatric Dentistry

Supporter - $500


A Message from Carol Wight, CEO of the New Mexico Restaurant Association:

"On behalf of Albuquerque's struggling restaurants, thank you to Sport Systems and their entire staff. Their gift certificate program allows businesses that are doing well to pay it forward.  We fully support this awesome idea that benefits struggling restaurants and the entire business community."

-Carol Wight, CEO New Mexico Restaurant Association

If you are a business interested in contributing to this cause, click below to learn about how you can become a sponsor of Hand Up ABQ 

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