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    Irving Oil Fueling Special Olympics

    Company will donate five cents for every gallon of gas purchased.

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Irving Oil will donate five cents to the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for every gallon of gasoline purchased at Irving Mainway and BigStop locations on June 5. Employees of the company, which operates approximately 800 Mainway and Irving convenience stores throughout New England and Atlantic Canada, along with law enforcement officers, Special Olympics athletes and coaches will be pumping gasoline, washing windshields and greeting customers at 93 Irving locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

    Last year, through the generosity of customers, Irving Oil and the officers raised $140,000 for Special Olympics.

    "We are fueling the dreams of Special Olympics athletes once again in 2004 with the largest 'To Serve & Protect' fundraising event ever held in New England," says Harry Hadiaris, Irving Oil's director of convenience retail. "Our employees are proud to continue celebrating the achievements of local Special Olympics athletes by supporting their drive and dedication."

    Irving Mainway & Big Stop customers will also have an opportunity to make a donation to their local law enforcement professional or their local team athlete when they have their gas pumped or windshield washed. Irving Mainway locations in New England will also offer static clings featuring the "To Serve & Protect" logo with proceeds benefiting the LETR for Special Olympics.

    "Special Olympics New Hampshire is proud to once again be associated with Irving Oil and their outstanding involvement in the LETR," said Mike Quinn, president of Special Olympics New Hampshire. "Their participation has increased awareness about our athletes and programs and we look forward to partnering with Irving Oil and the law enforcement community for many years to come."

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