Industry News | December 13, 2012

Zaxby's Donates $125,000 to Expand Georgia School

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Zaxby’s Franchising made a $125,000 donation to Prince Avenue Christian School (PACS) in Athens, Georgia. The gift will support the school’s new building campaign to develop additional facilities, programs, and technology that will increase academic opportunities for its growing student community.

“Prince Avenue Christian School has continued to provide its students the resources and environment that allow them to excel and grow,” says Tony Townley, executive vice president and cofounder of Zaxby’s. “Our company is honored to help expand Prince’s facilities and pave the way for many more bright futures.”

The pre-K through 12th-grade school serves more than 800 students from 13 counties. The school’s building campaign will allow for more classrooms, as well as technology advancements and the enhancement of its fine arts, lunchroom, and athletic buildings, including a field house with a weight room and locker room.

“We are delighted by the generosity of Zaxby’s and their investment in this community,” says Richard Ricketts, athletic director of PACS, who also works as a part of the school’s committee for fundraising and growth.

“This donation will allow us to begin the first phase of our planned development,” he adds. “I know the students and their parents couldn’t be more excited.”

The school anticipates beginning construction in January, and hopes to introduce some of its new additions when it opens its doors for the 2013–2014 school year.

A ceremony and breakfast were held at PACS to announce the donation. Representing Zaxby’s along with Townley were Blake Bailey, chief financial officer, and Jeff Hood, financial projects director.