"A little change can make a big difference"

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Speedway SuperAmerica LLC has donated $319,468 to West Virginia University Children’s Hospital as part of the $5.6 million donated to Children’s Miracle Network from its 2010 fundraising campaign.

This represents a new record in giving for Speedway and SuperAmerica employees, customers and vendor partners. Additionally, 2010 marks the second consecutive year that Speedway SuperAmerica has increased its fundraising contribution by more than $1 million as compared to the previous year.

There are 111 stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky that raise money for WVU Children’s Hospital. Store #9163 in Point Pleasant, W.Va., raised the most money in 2010 with $9,757. Since 2004, more than $1 million has been donated to WVU Children’s Hospital.

“We appreciate the generosity of Speedway SuperAmerica employees and customers for donating these funds to us,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital, said. “With this money we will be able to provide high quality healthcare to children from all over the region.”

“We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our customers in the communities in which we operate,” Glenn Plumby, vice president of operations for Speedway SuperAmerica, said. “This tremendous accomplishment simply could not have happened without the sincere care and enthusiasm our employees have for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through their efforts, the generosity of our customers is maximized; when they give in nickels and dimes, it is clear that a little change can make a big difference.”

Speedway SuperAmerica raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in a variety of ways across its market areas. Speedway has been a committed supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991.

WVU Children’s Hospital provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. It is the only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in the state. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.    

Children’s Miracle Network is a fundraising program to benefit hospitals providing healthcare for children. Created by the Osmond Foundation in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network includes 170 hospitals throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For information on Children’s Miracle Network, see www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.

For more information: Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 03-03-11