Speedway fundraising efforts set new record
Speedway raised more than $2.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® during the 27th annual Speedway Miracle Tournament held at NCR Country Club in June. The Speedway Miracle Tournament is the centerpiece of Speedway’s annual CMNH fundraising efforts and set a new record again this year thanks to the generous support of Speedway’s vendor partners.
“We are so grateful to our remarkable partner, Speedway, for their ongoing commitment to CMN Hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of the organization. “They have raised more than $100 million for pediatric patients treated in communities where their stores are located and truly understand the best ways to support kids. Every year, I’m amazed by the Speedway Miracle Tournament and thankful to all of their amazing vendor partners who make the event as successful as it is. These funds help ensure children’s hospitals are able to care for the sick and injured kids they treat every day.”
Speedway Miracle Children and their families, representing 32 CMN member hospitals, were in attendance at the event. The outing had nearly 800 golfers participate, giving them the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the children their funds support. The event also included a Celebration Dinner with a medals ceremony for the kids, along with a surprise visit from golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara, who are long-time supporters of CMN Hospitals and founders of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
“As a partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the past 27 years, Speedway has raised over $100 million to support 58 Children’s Hospitals throughout the communities where Speedway operates,” said Tony Kenney, president of Speedway. “This incredible milestone is a testament to the generosity of Speedway’s customers, business partners, and employees. It is amazing to witness the life-changing work these hospitals do to help so many sick and injured kids and their families, each and every day of the year.”
Since 1991, Speedway has raised more than $100 million for CMN Hospitals, primarily through year-round fundraising in the stores and other initiatives such as an employee payroll deduction program.
Speedway LLC (Speedway) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Headquartered in Enon, Ohio, Speedway is the second largest chain of company-owned and -operated gasoline and convenience stores in the U.S. with approximately 2,740 locations in 21 states.