7-Eleven donates $711 to Windsor Middle School PE department
October 15, 2016
Ashley Harrison, owner of the 7-Eleven at 629 Main St. in Windsor, recently presented Kristi Brown's Physical Education class at Windsor Middle School with a check for $711 as part of 7-Eleven's Project A-game.
During exam weeks, Brown walks her P.E. classes to Harrison's 7-Eleven for Slurpees, which is how they met.
Harrison and her husband, Spencer, have owned the franchise since 2014, when the 7-Eleven community outreach donation program started gaining popularity, according to Brandon Meadows from 7-Eleven's corporate office.
Project A Game encourages franchises to engage in the community and matches the franchise's donation to a local cause.
Harrison said she was impressed with Brown's passionate teaching and her incentive methods. She started providing vouchers for free Slurpees that Brown gives out as part of her Athlete of the Week incentive program.
"She's a great teacher. That's what kids respond to, incentives like that to keep their energy and excitement for class," Harrison said.
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With Project A Game in mind, Harrison asked if there was anything she could help fund for Brown's department.
"We always have a need for equipment, but we really have been looking to get small scoreboards for during sports games," Brown said. "I told her about our needs and she wanted to make it happen for us."
Thursday, Meadows, Harrison, her husband and 3-month-old son, along with one of her store managers presented the check to Brown and one of her P.E. classes.