Speedway Raises $10.9 Million for Kids Treated at Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Over 30 miracle kids and their families joined Tony Kenney, president of Speedway, at the 25th anniversary Speedway Miracle Tournament. The golf tournament raised $2.35 million for 25 member CMN Hospitals.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 16, 2017) — Through generous donations from customers, vendor partners and employees, Speedway LLC (Speedway) raised a remarkable $10.9 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2016. With this year’s total, Speedway crosses the $90 million mark of funds raised since 1991 for local children’s hospitals.

“It was a remarkable 25th year as a partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Speedway president Tony Kenney. “The commitment of our associates, customers and vendor partners and their dedication to making an impact on the health of kids in our communities is truly inspiring.”

A corporate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991, Speedway has raised more than $90 million for the charity through a variety of initiatives. The majority of funds are raised through a yearlong canister campaign in all stores. Also on an annual basis, Speedway hosts one of the largest golf fundraising tournaments benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To raise awareness, Speedway also has a Miracle Children Program, where patients from locally supported hospitals are able to share their stories. The firsthand stories bring a personal touch and highlight the importance of the donations to fund critical treatments and services.

“Speedway celebrated its 25th year of fundraising with us and what a year it was,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are in awe of Speedway’s level of commitment to supporting children’s hospitals in its communities and reaching $90 million in contributions for sick and injured kids. It is partners like this that allow us to provide more valuable resources to our hospitals.”

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that treat more than 10 million kids each year. A donation made at a local Speedway directly supports the member hospital serving that community.

 

About Speedway LLC
Speedway LLC (Speedway), headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is the nation’s second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with approximately 2,730 stores located in 21 states. Speedway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC).  For further information about Speedway, visit the company’s website at www.speedway.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Contact:

Stefanie Griffith, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
ssgriffith@marathonpetroleum.com
419-421-4327

Heidi Shepherd, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
hshepherd@cmnhospitals.org
801-214-7400

 

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