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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Irving Oil again teamed up with law enforcement officers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts for its annual Fueling Dreams campaign for The Special Olympics last weekend. Irving Oil will donate a percentage of every gallon of gasoline purchased June 6 and 7, to the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the largest fundraiser worldwide for the Special Olympics.
This is also the first year Circle K locations throughout the region also participated.
As part of the annual activities June 6, on "To Serve and Protect Day," law enforcement officers worked alongside Irving employees and Special Olympics’ athletes and coaches to pump gas, wash windows and greet customers. The event took place at all participating Irving and Circle K gas stations throughout New England.
"The Fueling Dreams to Serve and Protect event has grown to a level we never could have imagined," said Mike Quinn, president, Special Olympics New Hampshire. "We couldn’t be more pleased than to have the management staff of Irving and Circle K, as well as law enforcement representatives, support this event. The generous support that we receive has an enormous impact on not only our athletes, but also their families, friends and communities. Special Olympics New Hampshire is pleased and thankful to have such a caring, community-minded corporate partner in Irving Oil and Circle K."
Irving Oil started its Fueling Dreams program in 1999 and since its inception has raised more than $1.3 million. According to Irving’s Fuel Marketing Manager Aaron Dube, the partnership with the Special Olympics organizations improves every year. Last year’s event alone, Dube said, raised about $250,000.