Casey’s General Stores and Coca-Cola Raise more than $139,000 for Special Olympics Indiana, $2.2 Million Nationwide

by Aug 14, 2019Press Room, Spotlight0 comments

Lynnville store brings in over $4,700, most among nearly 120 participating Indiana locations

LYNNVILLE, Ind. — At a special presentation yesterday, Casey’s General Stores district manager Tim Russell, supervisor Jeremy Green, and Lynnville store manager Jeffrey Powers presented a check to Special Olympics Indiana in the amount of $139,436, representing the total raised by all Indiana Casey’s stores during a June “Round-up at the Register” fundraiser.

Nearly 120 Indiana stores took part in the third annual fundraising campaign in collaboration with Special Olympics’ global partner Coca-Cola, encouraging customers to round up their total at checkout with the difference to be donated. A portion of the proceeds from Coca-Cola and pizza combo sales also were included.

The Lynnville Casey’s was recognized for raising the most of any participating Indiana store, bringing in over $4,700 locally. Store associate Tammy Wire (center), responsible for almost $2000 of that total, was honored as the top individual fundraiser. All funds raised will support Special Olympics Indiana’s year-round programs and events and will directly benefit more than 17,000 athletes across the state.

“Casey’s company values are rooted in a sense of belonging to the communities where they operate, which aligns perfectly with our vision of inclusion for our athletes and unified communities across the state,” said Special Olympics Indiana President and CEO Jeff Mohler. “Casey’s and Coca-Cola have been tremendous friends to the Special Olympics movement and we certainly look forward to continuing this partnership for years to come.”

Headquartered in Iowa and with stores throughout the Midwest, Casey’s ran the promotion in more than 2,000 stores and raised over $2.2 million during the month-long campaign. All proceeds were donated to Special Olympics International and local programs in 16 Midwestern states.

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ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDIANA
Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that is a part of the global Special Olympics movement, using sport, health, education, and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1969 and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Special Olympics Indiana is a sports organization that uses the power of sport as a catalyst for social change, working to open hearts and minds toward people with intellectual disabilities and to create inclusive communities across the state. With the support of over 10,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 17,000 athletes and unified partners at no cost to the participants. Learn more by visiting www.soindiana.org.

ABOUT CASEY’S GENERAL STORES
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 2100 convenience stores in 16 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 fourth largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

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