Chartlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Date: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: The Shops at Friendly Center Harris Teeter
3330 W Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27410
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Jan. 14, 2013, Harris Teeter Store Director David Fulp will present four local school organizations each with a $1,000 check to support their commitment to education programs. The organizations, receiving the donations are: Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, Grimsley High Band Boosters, Grimsley High School Choral Program and Grimsley High School PTSA. This donation is in addition to the dollars the schools receive from Harris Teeter through their 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 N.C. Education Lottery provides incentive payments to retailers who sell winning jackpot tickets in the Carolina Cash 5 game. Harris Teeter has chosen to donate its incentive awards back to schools. This most recent $4,000 incentive award comes from a winning Carolina Cash 5 ticket which was sold at The Shops at Friendly Center Harris Teeter on Nov. 12, 2012.
“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. “The company has donated over $9,000 in incentive payments from the Lottery since January 2012 and continues to show its commitment to the community and schools by offering this donation as well,” added Jones.
“The Grimsley High School PTSA is very happy to be a recipient of a portion of the Education Lottery bonus received by Harris Teeter,” said Karen Smith, PTSA president. “The PTSA is committed to enhancing the academic and technology needs of the school, and to supporting our students, parents and staff members. We are grateful to Harris Teeter, and to the Friendly store in particular, for their support for our PTSA and our booster clubs.”
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 $2.58 billion for education programs in the state. Harris Teeter received the $4,000 incentive payment for selling the winning ticket for the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot in November 2012. Carolina Cash 5 is played only in North Carolina, and drawings are held every night at 11:22 p.m. Tickets cost $1.
To learn more about the North Carolina Education Lottery , visit http://www.nc-educationlottery.org.
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 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2011 sales of $4.29 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.