Local CITGO marketer tops fundraising goal for Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at more than $27,000
Submitted by CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Jersey Mike’s Subs, in collaboration with Gibson Oil & Gas Co., a local CITGO Petroleum Corporation Marketer, recently concluded the third annual Month of Giving with a special Day of Giving on March 25. On this particular day, 100 percent of all sales at Jersey Mike’s were donated to the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg. At the same time, Corner Pantry, with support from Gibson Oil & Gas Co., raised funds for the Scotland Memorial Foundation during its customer appreciation event.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with Ron Gibson and Jersey Mike’s in Laurinburg and Pembroke. Ron’s generosity is incredible,” said Kirsten Dean, executive director of Scotland Memorial Foundation. “The reality is our fundraising efforts will never surpass our need, but with incredible partners like Ron and Jersey Mike’s Subs we can sure make a dent. On behalf of the patients impacted by this amazing contribution to Scotland Cancer Treatment Center, thank you for the care you show to those who live in communities where you do business.”
Throughout the Month of Giving, customers donated $1, $3 or $5 to the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at participating Jersey Mike’s locations in Laurinburg and Pembroke. Customers who donated more than $3 also received complimentary chips and a beverage with their purchase. This year Jersey Mike’s topped its fundraising goal, raising $26,802 for the Scotland Memorial Foundation. In years past, the fundraiser raised more than $10,000 for the hospital.
During the Corner Pantry Customer Appreciation event, raffle tickets were available for $1 for the chance to win $400 in CITGO Gift Cards. Winners were announced in-store on March 25.
“Bringing the community together by combining our annual Customer Appreciation event with the Month of Giving helped to highlight the good work being done through the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center,” said Ron Gibson, president and owner of Gibson Oil & Gas Co. “This cause has always been close to my heart, and I’m grateful for the continued support from CITGO that allows us to give back to our neighbors in this way.”
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned stations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in North Carolina own and operate more than 500 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities, including Scotland County.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.
About Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,300 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers a sub above, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).
About Scotland Health Care System
Scotland Health Care System, an affiliate of Carolinas HealthCare System, is a community owned, not-for-profit health care system located in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The system is comprised of the 104-bed Scotland Memorial Hospital, Scotland Memorial Foundation, Scotland Family Counseling Center and Hospice of Scotland County. The Health Care System also owns and operates five primary care facilities, a general surgery practice and an ob/gyn practice.
With close to 1,000 employees, Scotland Health Care System is Scotland County’s largest, non-governmental, private employer. Its medical staff includes 77 physicians representing many medical specialties. In 2013, the Health Care System contributed more than $10 million in charity care to the community and was recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2013.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,700 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.
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