Casey’s April Giving Campaign Raises More than $790,000 for Special Olympics
Princeton store leads the way as more than 120 Casey’s stores across Indiana combine to raise nearly $45,000.
PRINCETON, Ind. — For the fourth time in five years, Special Olympics’ programs including Special Olympics Indiana are the beneficiaries of a month-long giving campaign organized by Casey’s, with this year’s “Round up for Inclusion” promotion yielding a total of more than $790,000.
Headquartered in Iowa and with stores throughout the Midwest, Casey’s ran the campaign in more than 2,000 stores during the month of April. All funds raised will directly benefit more than 100,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners across Casey’s 16-state footprint and will support the organization’s continued efforts toward ending discrimination and empowering people with intellectual disabilities.
Over 120 Indiana Casey’s stores participated in the fundraiser, generating a combined $44,587 for Special Olympics Indiana by inviting guests to round-up their total to the nearest dollar at checkout. The Princeton Casey’s was the top fundraising store in the state this year, accounting for nearly $1,700 of the total.
“Casey’s has been an outstanding supporter of the Special Olympics movement and our efforts to build an inclusive world for many years now, and we are extremely grateful for that support” said Special Olympics Indiana President and CEO Jeff Mohler. “These funds play an important role in helping to ensure that we can continue to provide opportunities for the more than 18,000 athletes across Indiana to participate in year-round sports, health, education, and leadership programs.”
With a significant presence in mid-size and rural communities across middle America, Casey’s stores are part of the fabric of communities that know each other by name and show up for each other when in need. Through fundraising opportunities and other charitable efforts, Casey’s is committed to building stronger communities through giving that makes an impact on the fundamental needs of the neighbors and towns it serves. Learn more by visiting www.caseys.com/community.
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ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDIANA
Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that is part of the global Special Olympics movement, using sport, health, education, and leadership programs everyday around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. We are a sports organization that uses the power of sport as a catalyst for social change, working for more than 50 years 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 18,000 athletes and unified partners at no cost to the participants. Learn more.
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,300 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or in the mobile app.