Vidalia Chick-fil-A Owner Britt McDade presented three charities with checks for $15,630 each at a celebration luncheon on Thursday, March 24, at the First Baptist Church in Vidalia. “Normally, we do the Chick-fil-A Road Race as a fundraiser for two charities: our local WinShape Camp and the Paul Anderson Youth Home; however, this year, we decided to add on Vidalia Heritage Academy,” McDade told attendees. “These are three charities that I personally really believe in the purpose, and really believe in the stewardship of the leaders. We are happy to be able to host this event to help give back to these organizations that help so much in our community.
The Race was held on March 5 in Vidalia, and raised substantially more than last year’s funds raised, which totaled around $30,000. “It is truly a blessing to see that number grow, and I am happy to be able to continue invest in our community,” McDade commented.
PAUL ANDERSON YOUTH HOME — Britt McDade said that the Chick-Fil-A Road Race supports the Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH) because he believes in the work the Home does on behalf of troubled youth throughout the state. L to R: PAYH Chief Communications Officer Jeff Padgett, Chick-fil-A Road Race Director Chris Zorn, PAYH Alumni Nathan Perkins, PAYH Advancement Officer Victoria Shuman, PAYH Donor Database Manager Gail Warren, PAYH Substance Abuse and Addictions Counselor Steven Richardson, Chick-fil-A Owner Britt McDade.Photo by Makaylee Randolph
VIDALIA HERITAGE ACADEMY — Vidalia Heritage Academy (VHA) was added to the list of charities to which proceeds from the annual Chick-fil-A Road Race were donated this year, and representatives from the school graciously accepted the gift. L to R: Chick-fil-A Road Race Director Chris Zorn, VHA Board Chairwoman Cynthia McLain, VHA Board Member Daniel O’Connor, VHA Archery Assistant Coach Tracy Todd, VHA Parent Cassie Neal, VHA Board Member David Sikes, VHA Headmaster Jeff McCormick, Chick-fil-A Owner Britt McDade.Photo by Makaylee Randolph