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OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Clark Retail Enterprises Inc. has raised more than $110,000 on behalf of Special Olympics in the Great Lakes states, Clark's core marketplace, according to John Matthews vice president of marketing and facilities or the Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain.
The funds were raised through Clark's signature medal icon sales at all company-operated, participating branded jobber and franchised locations during the July promotional period. This promotion marks Clark's largest contribution to Special Olympics from a monthly in-store promotional program.
Special Olympics, founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is an international year-round program of sports training and competition for individuals with mental retardation. More than one million athletes in over 160 countries train and compete in 25 Olympic-type summer and winter sports.
Clark operates a network of 1,254 On The Go, White Hen Pantry and Oh! Zone convenience stores in the Midwest.