High School Ticket Program Will Direct Money Used for Printing Back into 125 N.C. Schools
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Hardee’s® franchise restaurants are partnering with Huddle Inc. to launch an initiative to help 125 high schools in North Carolina by paying all printing costs for school athletic events throughout this school year.
Hardee’s in North Carolina will supply high schools in the greater Triangle region, Fayetteville, and parts of eastern North Carolina with tickets for men and women’s major sports athletic events starting with football this month and continuing with sports events through May 2015. In total, more than 2.5 million tickets will be printed through this program saving the schools $100,000.
The average high school typically spends about $800 in printing costs for tickets each school year. With the sponsorship by Hardee’s, most of which are owned by franchise operator Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the funds can now be redirected to other important resources for the classroom. Hardee’s special discount offers will be printed on the back of each ticket.
“Participation in programs that support education and athletic opportunities for local communities is important at Boddie-Noell and Hardee’s. This program will offset the costs of tickets so that schools can focus more on resources for their classrooms,” said Jerry Allsbrook, chief marketing officer for franchise operator Boddie-Noell which owns 125 Hardee’s restaurants in North Carolina. “We’re excited for Hardee’s to become a friend for students, fans, parents and athletes throughout the school year.”
The High School Ticket Program was launched by Huddle Inc. in 2001. For over a decade, this program has allowed sponsoring companies, like Hardee’s, the opportunity to serve its neighbors throughout communities across the country. Since its inception, the program has provided more than 10,000 high schools in 50 states with 1.3 billion free event tickets and a combined $30 million in budget relief.
About Boddie-Noell Enterprises
With over 50 years success as a Hardee’s franchisee, family-owned Boddie-Noell Enterprises is the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States with 334 restaurant locations in four states. The company currently has 125 Hardee’s locations in North Carolina. Boddie-Noell is based in Rocky Mount, N.C. For more information, visit www.bneinc.com.