PORTSMOUTH, NH, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Irving Oil and Circle K will team up with Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers on Saturday to pump gas and wash windshields for customers at participating Irving Oil locations throughout New England. The event marks the finale of the month-long Fueling Dreams campaign that supports New England Special Olympics athletes and their programs. To celebrate the day, Irving Oil will be donating $1 for every fuel transaction made on Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm to Special Olympics.
"We're proud to support Special Olympics athletes in the communities we serve throughout New England," says Darren Gillis, General Manager, Sales & Marketing Operations at Irving Oil. "This is a great day where we help make a difference in the lives of athletes, and have an opportunity to thank our customers for their support of Irving Oil".
Since 1999, Irving Oil and Circle K have helped raise nearly $4 million for Special Olympics in New England. Each year, Irving Oil and Circle K locations offer commemorative clings for $1 donations during the month-long Fueling Dreams campaign, and this year Irving Oil will donate $1 for every fuel transaction during the campaign's finale on Saturday.
"We're grateful to Irving Oil and Circle K for their ongoing commitment to the Fueling Dreams campaign," says Mary Conroy, President and CEO of Special Olympics New Hampshire. "Their generous support allows us to continue to expand our athletic programs and raise awareness of Special Olympics throughout New England. I hope to see everyone at the pumps this Saturday in support of Special Olympic athletes!"
Fueling Dreams day takes place this Saturday, August 27 from 10 am – 2 pm at participating Irving Oil retail locations across New England.
About Irving Oil
Irving Oil was founded in 1924 and is a privately owned regional refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Irving Oil operates Canada's largest refinery, in Saint John, NB, which is located 65 miles north of the US border and has reached production rates in excess of 320,000 barrels per day. With over 900 fueling locations, operations from a network of distribution terminals, and a delivery fleet of tractor trailers, Irving Oil serves wholesale, commercial and retail customers in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and New England.
About Special Olympics New Hampshire
Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) is an accredited program of Special Olympics International (SOI) and is part of an international global movement that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. To learn more, visit www.sonh.org.
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