Casey’s General Stores, in partnership with Special Olympics global partner Coca-Cola, helped raise $48,731 for Special Olympics Indiana this June through special promotions across the state.
All proceeds raised by the sale of Special Olympics pin-ups were donated to the nonprofit, along with a percentage of the revenue generated by the sale of 44-ounce fountain drink cups featuring Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run graphics.
“This promotion not only helped to raise vital funds for our athletes, it also helped to further the mission and vision of Special Olympics by raising awareness about what we do,” said Special Olympics Indiana President and CEO Michael Furnish. “On behalf of everyone at Special Olympics Indiana, I’d like to offer our sincerest gratitude to Casey’s and Coca-Cola for their generous donation and support.”
More than 80 Casey’s General Stores in Indiana participated in the fundraiser—which directly benefits more than 13,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities—with the largest contribution coming from the Fort Branch, Ind. community.
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ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDIANA
Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 13,000 athletes across Indiana. The organization receives no federal or state appropriated funds, is not a United Way agency, and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations. For more information about Special Olympics Indiana, call (317) 328-2000 or visit www.soindiana.org.
ABOUT CASEY’S GENERAL STORES
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1900 convenience stores in 15 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and 5th largest pizza chain in the U.S.
ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN® FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The LETR is Special Olympics largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, engaging law enforcement worldwide as champions for acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Over the years the Torch Run has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative fundraising platforms to include Plane Pulls, Polar Plunges, Tip-A-Cops, and more. Since its inception in 1981, the LETR has raised more than half a billion dollars and changed millions of attitudes.