ANKENY, IA – Casey's General Stores' second, month-long charitable Round-up Program will start on June 1st and run through June 30th to benefit Special Olympics. The money raised during June will go directly to the Special Olympic athletes by providing funds for state competitions, sports equipment, facility rentals, meals, housing and special programs.
At the cash register, customers are asked if they want to "round-up" their purchase to the nearest dollar. Casey's first Round-up Program ran in February for Children's Miracle Network , collecting an astonishing donation total of $2,357,362.52 - far surpassing the program's expectations – and the average amount donated in that program was $0.39.
"Casey's Round-up fundraising program is completely customer-driven and demonstrates the generosity of our valued customers," said Mike Richardson, Vice President of Marketing at Casey's. "We're more than thrilled to provide the means to collect the donation, and then present it to Special Olympics on behalf of our customers."
Adding to the June Round-up Program, the Coca-Cola Company will be donating $0.10 from every Casey's pizza slice/20-ounce drink combo during the month of June.
"This is a tremendous partnership and yet another example of the innovative leadership that Casey's General Stores and the Coca-Cola Company offer our movement and athletes every day," said Cheri DeQuattro, Vice President LETR/Corporate Development, Special Olympics International.
Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states throughout the Midwest and south. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. At Casey's General Stores, customers can enjoy famous, made- from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches.
Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
Special Olympics is a global inclusion 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 1968, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 6 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in more than 190 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including Bank of America, the Christmas Records Trust, The Coca-Cola Company, ESPN, Essilor Vision Foundation, the Golisano Foundation, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Microsoft, Safilo Group, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, TOYOTA, United Airlines, and The Walt Disney Company. Click here for a full list of partners. Engage with us on: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and our blog on Medium. Learn more at www.SpecialOlympics.org.
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