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November 24, 2012

Sonic awards area teachers with grants


SONIC Drive-In is giving thanks for public school teachers through donated supplies and classroom experiences. 

Several Milledgeville-area teachers are directly benefiting and have received funding for classroom projects from SONIC through its Limeades for Learning cause program.

• Midway Elementary School, Making Math and Reading Top Priority, $600

• Creekside Elementary School, Microscopes Needed!, $600

• Midway Elementary School, Technology within Reach, $573.34

The program recently completed its fourth annual voting campaign in partnership with that allows the public to vote online for the classroom projects they want to see funded by SONIC. SONIC funded $600,000 worth of those most-voted-for projects on a weekly basis between Sept. 24 and Oct. 29.

"SONIC's commitment to education is inspired and directed by the very communities our drive-ins are a part of," said James O'Reilly, chief marketing officer for SONIC. "It's those folks, the SONIC customers and Limeades for Learning voters who visited the site and voted in record numbers, who we'd like to congratulate and thank for another successful year of Limeades for Learning."

The Milledgeville teacher projects are just a few of the more than 1,490 nationwide that received funding this year as a result of being a top-voted project on Projects include calls for much-needed supplies that inspire learning and deal with subjects like the arts, science, reading and physical education. SONIC and its franchisee partners have donated more than $2.7 million and funded more than 5,500 projects for teachers across the country through Limeades for Learning since 2009.

For more information on Limeades for Learning and how teachers, students and the public can get involved, visit


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