Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Tanglewood Commons Harris Teeter
4150 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, N.C. 27102
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March 5, 2013, Harris Teeter Store Director Glenn Martin will present a local school with a $1,000 check to support its commitment to educational programs. The organization receiving the donation is Morgan Elementary School; the donation is made possible by the North Carolina Education Lottery and is in addition to the dollars the school receives from Harris Teeter through its active participation in the company’s Together in Education program.
Harris Teeter Together in Education, similar to the North Carolina Education Lottery, raises money for education initiatives to boost returns for education throughout North Carolina. The North Carolina Education Lottery provides incentive payments to retailers who sell winning jackpot tickets in specific games. Harris Teeter has chosen to donate its incentive awards back to local schools. This most recent $1,000 incentive award comes from the sale of a Powerball ticket from the Tanglewood Commons Harris Teeter in January that won.
“Harris Teeter is proud to reinforce its commitment to education by donating its incentive payment to these schools,” said Danna Jones, communication specialist for Harris Teeter. “We are always excited by this opportunity as it gives us the opportunity to continue to show our commitment to the community and schools by donating the money back to one of our Together in Education partners,” added Jones.
Harris Teeter rolled out lottery ticket sales in its North Carolina stores starting in fall 2010 after successful implementation at five initial locations. In addition to the funds raised for education, the new technology provided by the North Carolina Education Lottery machines led the company to move forward and make the service available to its shoppers. The machines will not accept money or dispense tickets until the buyer scans a driver’s license or state-issued identification card to verify appropriate age to purchase a lottery ticket.
Since March 2006, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $2.6 billion for education programs. Harris Teeter received the $1,000 incentive payment for selling a Powerball ticket that won $1 million in the Jan. 23, 2013 Powerball drawing.
About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI). Harris Teeter is the 23rd largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2012 sales of $4.54 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 25,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.