STATESVILLE - Golden Corral stores in North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, including the Statesville location on 195 Turnersburg Highway, have pledged to raise $100,000 during the month of September to benefit the scholarship program of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Proceeds will fund scholarships for 50 first-time college students in the Carolinas who live with MS or have a parent/guardian living with MS.
The campaign was conceived by Woody Fox, owner of the local Golden Corral franchise Jax LLC. Fox has raised thousands of dollars for the National MS Society through his involvement in Walk MS events since 2006. Those dollars have provided funding for MS research and for local programs and services, including scholarships, for people living with MS.
As chair of his high school's annual scholarship program, Fox has learned first-hand how a scholarship can open a door for a student with financial need. “I read all of our applications every year and it is amazing that there are so many bright young people in our high schools who can't afford the average cost of a public college education.” Fox said.