It is with great pleasure that Blimpie announces the winner of the 2015-2016 Randy G. Pirotin Educational Scholarship. Anthony Badra, son of a Blimpie owner, has been named the sixth recipient of the scholarship. This scholarship was created after the passing of longtime Blimpie Area Developer, Randy Pirotin, by Kahala and the Blimpie Area Developer community.
Randy Glenn Pirotin was an important and integral member of the Blimpie community for over 30 years. Born November 28, 1952 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, Pirotin grew up in New York and rose from the humblest origins, busing tables and making sandwiches, to becoming a distinguished business and civic leader. The next generation of leadership has taken over but Randy's enthusiastic spirit continues. Randy was an unrelenting entrepreneur, developing numerous neighborhood eateries, redeveloping historic, niche apartment buildings and guiding the development of Internet-based financial services. Randy knew the price of success: dedication, hard work and the unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. His battle with cancer was one of the most powerful accounts of hope, grace and optimism. Randy Glenn Pirotin passed away July 27, 2008, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 55.
In honor of Randy's life and legacy, Blimpie, Kahala and the Area Developers for the brand have created this scholarship in his name. Randy stood for the highest level of excellence in all things he undertook, both personally and professionally. It is with great honor and pride that we offer this scholarship opportunity to any current associate of the Blimpie brand. Every summer, the $5,000 scholarship is awarded to one recipient for the upcoming academic school year.