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Exceptional Children's Department thanks Burger King

posted Aug 31, 2016, 5:45 AM by Valerie Newton
After a full day of athletic events, volunteers and athletes in the 2016 Spring Games of the Bladen County Special Olympics enjoyed freshly prepared lunches from Burger King.

The Elizabethtown restaurant donated over 500 hamburgers to the volunteers and athletes. Beta Club students from several schools helped hand out the hamburgers.

“This is the second year that the Elizabethtown Burger King has donated lunch for our Special Olympics volunteers and athletes,” said Reida Roberts, Director of the Exceptional Children’s program for Bladen County Schools. “We greatly appreciate the partnership with them and their willingness to help our program.”

In recognition of Burger King’s generosity, the EC Department, on behalf of the Bladen County Special Olympics committee, presented Burger King District Manager Nate Williams with a plaque of appreciation. Frankie Arteaga, a student in the EC program had the honor of gifting the plaque to Williams.

“Our company recognizes the importance of local stewardship and we were honored to be a part of this year’s Special Olympics games,” said Williams. “We will proudly hang this plaque in our Elizabethtown restaurant.”

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Pictured left to right are: Melony Lewis, Bladen County Schools EC Program Specialist for Preschool, Tessia Williams, Bladen County Schools EC Data Manager, Frankie Arteaga, Bladen County Schools student, Maria Arteaga, mother of Frankie Arteaga, Nate Williams, Burger King District Manager, Dr. Reida Roberts, Director of Bladen County Schools EC Program.