HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips 66 gasoline marketing group, experts in gas since 1927, today announced it will donate $5,000 in gas cards to Ed's Posse, a group of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts founded by Ed Hale of Raymore, Mo., who are the leading fundraisers in the nation for the March of Dimes' Bikers for Babies® events. The gas cards will fuel Ed and his posse's 100-mile ride during the 2012 Kansas City Bikers for Babies charity event on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
Phillips 66 made the donation in conjunction with today's unveiling of a Kansas City, Mo., billboard that features local resident Art Kriebel and his family. Kriebel won the billboard as part of Phillips 66's Gas for Life promotion and chose to use it to highlight the success Ed's Posse has achieved in raising money for the March of Dimes and supporting its mission of educating family and friends about the seriousness of premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
"I'm honored to be able to give a shout-out to this remarkable organization and important cause through the billboard," said Kriebel. "Thanks to Phillips 66, more people will become aware of Ed's Posse and hopefully get involved or support his extraordinary charity work."
The billboard is located at the corner of Wabash Ave. and E. 14th Street in Kansas City, Mo. (off the Prospect Ave. off-ramp of the 70 Freeway), and will be up until October 21st.
"At Phillips 66, we're passionate about two things—the performance gasoline we provide and the people in the hometowns where we sell it," said Tami Walker, Manager, U.S. Fuels Brand Management. "It gives us great pleasure to support both Art Kriebel and Ed Hale, a true hometown hero, and offer his posse the best in TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline to fuel such an important ride."
About the Phillips 66 Gasoline Brand
Phillips 66, EXPERTS IN GAS SINCE 1927™ with its distinctive shield icon, has been serving the needs of the motoring public since 1927. The origin and heritage of the Phillips 66 brand can be traced back to the small town of Bartlesville, Okla., where in 1917, Frank Phillips co-founded Phillips Petroleum Company with his brother Lee Eldas (L.E.) Phillips. Today, the Phillips 66 gasoline brand is owned by Phillips 66 Company and is sold at more than 2,900 retail fuel sites in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.phillips66gas.com.
About Phillips 66
Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 is an advantaged downstream energy company, with segment-leading Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream and Chemicals businesses. The company has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. Phillips 66's R&M operations include 15 refineries with a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day, 10,000 branded marketing outlets, and 15,000 miles of pipeline systems. In Midstream, the company primarily conducts operations through its 50 percent interest in DCP Midstream, LLC, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States, with 7.2 billion cubic feet per day of gross natural gas processing capacity. Phillips 66's Chemicals business is conducted through its 50 percent interest in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world's top producers of olefins and polyolefins with more than 30 billion pounds of net annual chemicals processing capacity across its product lines. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com.
SOURCE Phillips 66