PORTSMOUTH — Irving Oil announces the successful conclusion of its largest fundraiser in New England for Special Olympics. For the 14th consecutive year Irving Oil and Circle K locations have joined forces to support Special Olympics state chapters across New England. This summer the partnership was able to raise over $379,000, surpassing last year's record high of $374,000. The fundraiser benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the largest fundraiser worldwide for Special Olympics.
"It is always a pleasure working alongside the many talented and passionate athletes that are a part of Special Olympics," says Darren Gillis, Irving Oil's Chief Marketing Officer. "Irving Oil continues to proudly support Special Olympics and law enforcement officers across New England."
On July 27, select Irving Oil and Circle K locations hosted "To Serve and Protect Day," where Special Olympics athletes, coaches, and local law enforcement officers worked alongside Irving Oil and Circle K employees to pump fuel, wash windshields, and greet customers at local Irving Oil Service Stations, Travel Plazas, and Circle K locations throughout New England.
"Our partnership with Irving Oil and Circle K increases awareness of our mission and allows Special Olympics programs across New England to continue to serve children and adults with intellectual disabilities through the dollars raised from their support," said Mary Conroy, President of Special Olympics New Hampshire. "The funds raised through our partnership have allowed us to sustain current programs and launch new initiatives. Irving Oil is a great corporate friend that makes a significant impact in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities throughout New England."
Irving Oil also made a corporate donation of $100,000 to be split across all six New England state chapters. Since 1999, Irving Oil has helped raise over $2.8 million for Special Olympics.