Wingstop Awards High School Scholar Athlete of the Month

Drew Heilman of Centennial High School in Burleson named January Athlete of the Month

February 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS, Texas –Wingstop nominates Drew Heilman of Burleson as its sixth 2013-14 'High School Scholar Athlete of the Month', a program also sponsored by KTVT-TV CBS.

Heilman attends Centennial High School where he serves as captain of the soccer team, ranks 6th in his senior class, a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of NASA's 2013 Texas Aerospace Scholar. He also founded the high school's engineering club and serves as its acting president.

"The Wingstop High School Scholar Athlete of the Month program is way of giving back to our community and honoring the most talented, hard-working young people in the DFW-area," said Rex Heckelman, president of the Wingstop D-FW Advertising Co-op. "Drew has dedicated much of his time actively as a student and as a scholar. He's an outstanding role model, and we couldn't be happier to recognize the impact he has made as a student and as an athlete over the past four years."

In addition to his success on the field and in the classroom, Heilman volunteers in his community, mentoring special needs children, referring youth soccer, serving as a National League of Cities 2013 Summit delegate and works with the City of Burleson Economic Development Corporation. Heilman plans to major in chemical engineering and hopes to attend either Texas A&M, MIT or the University of Texas.

Each month, Wingstop and Dallas' CBS 11 invite viewers, athletic directors, coaches and members of the community to nominate exceptional athletes from the Metroplex to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Wingstop. The scholarship initiative was launched two years ago by the Wingstop D-FW co-op, which includes more than 75 restaurants throughout the North Texas region.

For more information or to nominate an athlete, visit: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/wingstop-high-school-scholar-athlete-of-the-month/.

About Wingstop

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop has more than 600 restaurants open across the United States, Mexico, Russia and Singapore. The "Wing Experts" menu features classic and boneless wings with 10 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and Louisiana Rub. Wingstop's wings are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop's award winning hand-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced 10 consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, and has been voted 'best wings' in markets across the country. Wingstop is owned by affiliates of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to over $3.0 billion. For more information visit wingstop.com, wingstopfranchise.com, twitter.com/wingstop or facebook.com/Wingstop.

SOURCE Wingstop

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