(SAVANNAH, GA)  July is almost here, and at Leopold’s Ice Cream that means two things: it’s National Ice Cream Month and I Pledge for Ice Cream

As a sweet way to say, “Thank You for Your Patriotism,”Leopold’s Ice Cream will give any child at or below the age of 12 (accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory, a free child’s scoop of super-premium, homemade ice cream. The kickoff will take place on Thursday, July 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Leopold’s flagship store, located at 212 E. Broughton St. 

The Broughton St. location will hold additional I Pledge for Ice Cream events each Monday in July from 4 to 7 p.m. The 2021 dates are as follows: July 5,12,19,26. In total, there are five opportunities to participate in I Pledge this year.

Ice cream entrepreneur and Hollywood movie producer Stratton Leopold and his wife Mary launched the I Pledge for Ice Cream Project in Savannah, Ga. on July 1, 2010 to underscore the importance of teaching patriotism to young children. 

The project received the coveted Promotion of the Year Award from National Dipper Magazine at the National Ice Cream Retailers Association Convention in 2010, and has averaged annual participation of almost 200 frozen dessert shops nationwide over the last ten years. All participating stores are listed on the program website, ipledgeforicecream.com. To nominate an ice cream shop or become a participating shop, email ipledge@leopoldsicecream.com


The history of Leopold’s Ice Cream is now more than a century old, and in many ways, it’s a storybook of the American Dream. Founded in Savannah, Ga, in 1919 by three immigrant brothers from Greece named George, Peter and Basil, the ice cream parlor continues to offer its original signature flavors. It has since expanded to include seasonal and several vegan ice cream flavors. Peter passed down the tradition of making super-premium, handmade ice cream to his youngest son, Stratton, who now owns and operates Leopold’s Ice Cream. Stratton is a renowned Hollywood film producer with nearly 60 film and television credits to his name and has also served as an Executive Vice President at Paramount Pictures.  His commitment to arts and education is second only to his dedication to keeping the Leopold’s legacy authentic with unparalleled customer service and delicious ice cream. Frequently rated among the country’s best ice cream shops, the ice cream parlor has received countless national and international accolades. In addition to its Creamery location and stores located in the heart of downtown Savannah and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Leopold’s Ice Cream offers catering and nationwide shipping.  For more information, visit leopoldsicecream.com or call 912-777-5340.