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$10,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant helps athletes living with disabilities experience thrill of competition

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The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation presents a $10,000 grant to representives and athletes with Athletes Serving Athletes in Salisbury, Md.

Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, October 30, 2014) — Perdue Farms, through a $10,000 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is helping Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) of the Eastern Shore provide children, teens and young adults living with disabilities the opportunity to experience the thrill of athletic competition.

“Athletes Serving Athletes has a unique mission and brings great joy not only to the special athletes that they serve but also to their families and the companion athletes who volunteer their talents,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.  “We are honored to be able to provide them with much-needed equipment.  The smiles of their special athletes make a grant like this all the more gratifying to award.”

The grant helps enable ASA to purchase adaptive joggers, an adaptive bike, a tent for race day and a trailer to transport the equipment to race events.

Athletes Serving Athletes is a non-profit organization that pairs young athletes living with disabilities with able-bodied athletes to empower then to compete in mainstream running and triathlon events. ASA, founded in 2007 in Baltimore City, expanded to the Eastern Shore in 2013. It offers participants innovative athletic training, supportive mentor relationships, and high quality endurance athletic training.

“Athletes Serving Athletes of the Eastern Shore is able to help more athletes living with disabilities cross the finish line in mainstream athletic events thanks to the Perdue Foundation and their generous grant,” said Jill Fears, a team leader with Athletes Serving Athletes of the Eastern Shore. “We offer our services free of charge to our athletes living with disabilities so grants like this one are crucial to our growth and ability to succeed here on the Shore.”

To learn more about Athletes Serving Athletes of the Eastern Shore, contact ASA team leaders Jill Fears or Jaime Tomer at asa.easternshore@gmail.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.

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.™


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