The MPSSAA is proud to announce a new multiyear partnership with DavCo Restaurants designating Wendy's as the Official Restaurant of the MPSSAA. "Our partnership with Wendy's will provide the MPSSAA with the opportunity to expand education-based athletic initiatives to thousands of high school students throughout Maryland." said Ned Sparks, Executive Director for the MPSSAA.
DavCo is one of the world's largest Wendy's franchisees with over 150 restaurants in the mid -Atlantic region. President Dave Norman and COO Rick Borchers have a great appreciation for what athletics can teach students outside the classroom having both played interscholastic sports themselves in high school and college. In fact, every day they fall back on many of the past lessons they learned from coaches and teammates as their company serves thousands of consumers across the state.
"We are excited to begin our partnership with the MPSSAA and look forward to a long relationship supporting the student athletes and their families, and the many coaches who play an important role in developing these young adults", commented Rick Borchers.
In addition to DavCo's annual contribution to the MPSSAA, the partnership will allow opportunities for member schools to take advantage of fundraising opportunities utilizing both the Wendy's restaurants and Wendy's branded items.
The partnership will also allow increased local promotion of the Wendy's High School Heisman Program which nationally honors young high school men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This past year, local student Danielle King from C. Milton Wright High School was selected as one of 12 national finalists from over 48,000 applicants across the country.