Matthews, N.C. (PRWEB) February 25, 2015
Today, Harris Teeter Store Director Charley Toothman presented $500 each to two local schools in support of its commitment to educational programs. The schools that received the donation were Olympic High METS – PTO and Lake Wylie Elementary.
The check presentation, which took place at the Steele Croft Harris Teeter in Charlotte, N.C., was made possible thanks to the North Carolina Education Lottery. The North Carolina Education Lottery offers incentive payments to retailers for selling winning tickets in the Powerball game. Harris Teeter has chosen to donate its incentive awards back to local schools.
Olympic High and Lake Wylie Elementary both participate in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program, the Company’s main fundraising program which supports local schools. Since 1998, the Company has donated approximately $21.7 million to the 5,200 schools participating in the TIE program.
“Olympic High School METS PTA is appreciative of Harris Teeter’s generosity,” said Wanda O’Shea, Olympic High School PTO Liaison. “This much needed donation will help fund Olympic High School student academics and teacher appreciation.”
“We would like to thank Harris Teeter for donating their lottery incentive money to Lake Wylie Elementary school in addition to what the company already gives through its Together in Education program,” said Jigna Patel, Assistant Principal at Lake Wylie Elementary School. “These funds will be used to purchase books and math resources for our classrooms. We look forward to our continued partnership with Harris Teeter.”
Since March 2006, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $3.6 billion for education programs in the state. Harris Teeter received the $1,000 incentive payment for selling the $1 million-winning ticket in the Powerball drawing on Dec. 24, 2014. The North Carolina Powerball is played only in North Carolina, and drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at approximately 10:59 p.m. Powerball tickets cost $2 and Powerball tickets with Power Play cost $3.