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$5,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant supports Chick-fil-A WinShape Camps for Communities

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Perdue associates in Perry, Ga., present a $5,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to Chick-fil-A representatives in Perry.
Perry, Ga. (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) – The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, presented Chick-fil-A® with a $5,000 check in sponsorship of the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series at the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Sam Nunn Boulevard in Perry, Ga. The grant benefits the WinShape Camps for Communities that will be held in Dublin, Warner Robins, and Macon, Ga., later this year.

“The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is proud to support the WinShape Foundation camps, an impressive outreach of one of Perdue Farms’ most valued partners, Chick-fil-A,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “These camps are an important component of a healthy and successful summer for many at risk young people. We are honored to be able to help make this happen.”

WinShape Camps for Communities provides a professionally trained staff to create the most fun and meaningful camp for those who have completed grades 1 to 6. WinShape Camps combines sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one unforgettable week.

“We’re honored to host the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series to support WinShape Camps,” said David Grossnickle, franchise operator of Chick-fil-A in Perry. “We are very thankful for the generous donation from our friends at the Arthur Perdue Foundation, and we look forward to having a series filled with fun athletic spirit and activities for all attendees and participants.”

The Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series is a circuit of 10K, 5K, and 1 mile fun-runs held throughout the Middle Georgia area this April to June.   The series begins in Dublin on April 26 and moves to Milledgeville on May 3.  The Perry 5K race will begin at 7 a.m. on May 17 in Downtown Perry at the intersection of Main and Ball streets. The Macon leg of the circuit will be on Memorial Day, May 26. The series concludes in Warner Robins on June 7. 

To register for the event, participants can visit CFAraceseries.com. The registration fee for individuals who sign up before race day is $25. The fee for those who sign up on race day is $30. For groups of four or more runners, a 10 percent discount will be applied to the total registration cost. This race will cater to both competitive and non-competitive runners with a speed and spirit measuring system for points.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company dedicated to serving the communities in which its restaurants operate. Known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves nutritious, freshly prepared food in nearly 1,800 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C. Founded by S. Truett Cathy in 1967, Chick-fil-A produced sales of $5 billion in 2013. Chick-fil-A was recognized in 2013 as one of America’s “Most Inspiring Companies” by Forbes Magazine and “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor™, among other honors. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website, located at www.chick-fil-a.com.

About The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™ Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms and our Corporate Responsibility Report at www.perduefarms.com


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