Executive lockup raises $30,000 for MD

Published 1:27 pm Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Messenger photos/Jaine Treadwell Above, Handcuffs Donna Hicks, Troy University and Terrisha Wilson, MDA

Messenger photos/Jaine Treadwell
Handcuffs Donna Hicks, Troy University and Terrisha Wilson, MDA


The Executive Lockup at Bill Jackson Chevrolet in Troy raised a whopping $30,000 on Tuesday for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Bail was set at $2,400 for each of the 60 “jail birds.” The bail money raised will be used to send 70 kids with muscular dystrophy to summer camp at Camp ASCCA at Jackson’s Gap next June 22-27.

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Angie Jordan, MDA executive director, said she was extremely pleased with the response of the Pike County community to the MDA fundraiser.

“We had 39 ‘jailbirds’ raising money on site,” she said. “Those who could not be ‘jailed’ were fundraising online. Participation was great and the giving was very generous.”

Jordan said MDA had not held a fundraising campaign in Troy since 2008.

“Participants in the Executive Lockup are nominated and, until this year, we didn’t have enough nominees to hold a lockup in Troy,” she said. “This was a great lockup and we appreciate all of those involved and all of those who gave so generously so kids with MD can go to summer camp.”

The ratio of counselors to campers is one-to-one so there will also be 70 counselors at MDA Summer Camp next week.

Each camper has a counselor with them at all times to help with their special needs and to enjoy the camping experience with them, Jordan said.

“The campers participate in a variety of activities including horseback riding, tubing, fishing and carnival games,” she said. “But their favorite activity is the zipline. They have a great time just being together at summer camp.”

Camp ASCCA is a beautiful setting for camp and affords the campers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and to participate in activities they don’t often, if ever, get to experience.

“Summer camp is a unique and special experience for these kids and the Executive Lockups make it possible,” Jordan said.

Funds raised through statewide Executive Lockups also support adults with MD.

“The funds assist with clinics, physical therapy and occupational therapy and flu shots for adults with MD,” Jordan said. “MDA also assists with wheelchair repair and leg braces. So the funds raised through Executive Lockups assist children and adults with MD.”