Southern West Virginia Area McDonald’s offering $2,500 in grants to local schools

Elementary and middle schools in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia could be one of five recipients of a $500 Balanced, Active Lifestyles Grant offered by local McDonald’s owner/operators. The grants are designed to encourage educators to teach students about physical fitness and wellness in unique ways and are open to any school that educates students in grades 5, 6, 7 and/or 8.

The application can be completed by any teacher, principal or administrator employed by a school in one of the nine eligible counties, which are: Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming in West Virginia and Tazewell county in Virginia.

To apply online, visit and submit an application. Only completed applications received by the deadline, Dec. 19, will be considered. Applications will be judged on creativity, educational content, and program cost effectiveness. Recipients will be announced by Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.

The program is sponsored by local McDonald’s owner/operators in Southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia.

For more information, contact Jillian Bailey at or 304-424-7136.


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