FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--Food Lion crowned the 2013 Food Lion Miss CIAA— Brittany Whidbee, Miss Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) on March 2 at the Time Warner Cable Arena during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s basketball tournament in Charlotte, N. C. She competed with college queens from each of the universities represented in the CIAA. Whidbee, a senior majoring in criminal justice, is a resident of Elizabeth City, N.C.
Food Lion has sponsored the tournament for nearly 20 years and hosted several family friendly events at the 2013 tournament. Rick LaCroix, division vice president for Food Lion’s Southern Division, said Food Lion was honored to be a part of the CIAA’s 2013 tournament as a way to show our continued support to the communities in our footprint surrounding the 12 CIAA schools.
“Our 19-year partnership with the CIAA is a strategic alliance that supports our commitment to education, men’s and women’s athletics, and diversity and inclusion. Food Lion offered a number of events focused on education, and health and wellness programs to attendees during CIAA week.”
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
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