ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Schools recently recognzied Burger King for its support of the Bladen County Special Olympics.
After a full day of athletic events this past spring, volunteers and athletes in the 2016 Spring Games enjoyed freshly prepared lunches from Burger King. The Elizabethtown restaurant donated more than 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.”