World Games 2022

Jack’s Family Restaurant Welcomes Fans and Volunteers to the World Games with Iconic Southern Hospitality

Alabama-based Jack’s Family Restaurants is welcoming fans and volunteers to experience true Southern hospitality this Summer at the World Games. With a new partnership announced today, Jack’s will join in the hosting of almost 500,000 guests and athletes from across the globe with on-site activation events planned throughout the city and a donation of 2,500 meals to volunteers of The World Games 2022 .

In addition to its handmade biscuits, the 60-year old regional restaurant chain is famous for making guests feel right at home. “We are proud to partner with Jack’s, an iconic Southern brand known for giving back to the community and to show our team of amazing volunteers how much we seriously appreciate all they’re doing,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022.

Jack’s CEO Todd Bartmess said the partnership reflects the company’s values.

“At Jack’s, we have always focused on supporting our communities in meaningful ways. Our team at Jack’s is honored to come together with The World Games 2022 to greet fans, cheer for elite athletes on a global stage and express our thanks to the volunteers who will help welcome the world to Birmingham next year,” said Bartmess.

From July 7-17, 2022, elite athletes from more than 100 countries will compete at The World Games 2022 in dozens of the fastest-growing sports. Volunteers are needed for all the competitions, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, which will take place at more than 25 venues around Birmingham.

PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of The World Games 2022 volunteer program.

850 volunteers have signed up since the program officially launched on Nov. 1, said Kathy Boswell, Executive Vice President of Community Engagement for The World Games 2022. More than 3,000 volunteers will be needed.

“We are grateful to Jack’s for this incredible partnership that focuses on Southern hospitality and our volunteers,” said Boswell. “Jack’s is helping us to make the experience a truly memorable and meaningful one.”

Individuals and organizations interested in volunteering can find information and volunteer opportunities at Volunteers selected for the program will complete eight hours of training and will have the opportunity to determine their schedules based on event needs.

About Jack’s Family Restaurant

Founded in 1960 in Homewood, Alabama, Jack’s Family Restaurants started as Jack’s Hamburgers in a walk-up hamburger stand that served burgers, fries, sodas and shakes and has now grown to over 210 locations in four states in the South. Jack’s is All About The South and serves its guests quality food with an emphasis on community involvement and charitable giving. For more information, visit or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About The World Games 2022

The World Games 2022 is the new generation of global sport competition, welcoming elite athletes from all over the world to compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25+ venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from July 7-17, 2022 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 is organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.