072713 Fueling Dreams: To Serve and Protect Day (208)

MANCHESTER — Circle K and Irving Oil locations across New Hampshire are celebrating Fueling Dreams: To Serve and Protect Day today, to benefit the 3,100 athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH).

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. todaay, law enforcement officials and SONH athletes will team up to pump gas and wash windows for donations at over 50 Circle K and Irving Oil locations. The annual Fueling Dreams promotion began on July 3 with participating stores selling window clings to raise funds for SONH. The cling sales continue through July 28 at Circle K locations and August 3 at Irving Oil.

"Since the beginning of Fueling Dreams in 1999, our enduring partnership with Circle K and Irving allows Special Olympics New Hampshire to grow the reach of our mission through the dollars and awareness raised for our movement," said Mary Conroy, president of Special Olympics New Hampshire.

The four week promotion is the largest U.S. fundraiser for Circle K and Irving. Last year, this partnership raised $364,161 for Special Olympics programs across New England. Over $156,900 was raised from the New Hampshire locations. The support of Circle K and Irving during Fueling Dreams helps Special Olympics New Hampshire provide year-round sport training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.