PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Irving Oil announced that on Saturday, July 28, various Irving and Circle K locations will host the To Serve and Protect Day when Special Olympics athletes, coaches and law enforcement officers work alongside Irving and Circle K employees to pump gas, wash windshields and greet customers at local Irving Service Stations, Travel Plazas and Circle K locations throughout New England.
“Our continued partnership with Irving and Circle K, in addition to providing great awareness of our movement, allows Special Olympics across New England to continue to live out our mission through the dollars raised from their support,” said Mary Conroy, president of Special Olympics New Hampshire. “The funds raised through our partnership have allowed us to sustain current programs, launch new initiatives and increase awareness of Special Olympics. Irving is a great corporate friend that makes a significant impact in what we are able to accomplish.”
Irving’s partnership with Special Olympics began 13 years ago in New Hampshire and has benefited the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the largest fundraiser worldwide for the Special Olympics. Since then, the event has expanded across all six New England states and has raised more than $2 million.
Everybody can support their Special Olympics state organization by purchasing special car window clings for $1 at Irving Service Stations, Travel Plazas, and Circle K locations in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clings may be purchased until Sunday, Aug. 5. In addition, Irving Oil will make a direct donation of $100,000.
For information, visit theirving.com.