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Gas Stations Accepting Donations for Special Olympics

July 23, 2017, 1:01 PM HST
* Updated July 23, 12:42 PM
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Photo credit: Special Olympics Hawai‘i.

Par Hawai‘i, the company that markets Tesoro, 76 and Hele-brand fuels, is holding its 12th annual Fueling Dreams campaign to support Special Olympics Hawai‘i.

Drivers can make donations at any participating Tesoro, 76 or Hele gas station on Hawai‘i Island now through Aug. 8, 2017. All contributions will support opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and compete in events free of charge including the upcoming Holiday Classic on Nov. 11 and 12, 2017.

Par Hawai‘i will give away three $500 VISA/American Express, Hele or 76 gift cards as part of the campaign. Those who donate $5 will receive an entry; those who donate $20 will receive five entries to win. More entries make for a better chance of winning.

A donation is not required to enter the drawing. For a free entry blank, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Special Olympics Hawai‘i, P.O. Box 3295, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96801.

“Our entire team is very passionate and proud of our involvement with Special Olympics Hawai’i,” said Eric Lee, Par Hawai‘i’s vice president for retail. “From volunteering at their annual State Summer Games to hosting our annual Fueling Dreams campaign, we are truly humbled by the support of our employees and the community. Over the years, the Fueling Dreams campaign has raised more than $650,500 for these amazing athletes.”

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Special Olympics Hawai‘i provides year-round sports programs for athletes free of charge. All funds raised through Fueling Dreams will directly support the cost of facility rentals, equipment, food, lodging, and transportation for the more than 1,200 athletes and coaches scheduled to compete at this year’s Holiday Classic.

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“Par Hawai‘i and its predecessors have been one of the greatest supporters of Special Olympics Hawai’i and we are excited to have one of our longest-running annual fundraisers return for another year,” said Nancy Bottelo, Special Olympics Hawai’i president and CEO. “Each year the money that Par Hawai‘i raises plays a critical role in our work to help fuel the dreams of athletes with intellectual disabilities.”

For more information on Fueling Dreams, call (808) 695-3533 or visit www.sohawaii.org.

Hele Gas Station Locations

  • 434 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo
  • 370 Kaumana Drive, Hilo
  • 81-6673 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua
  • 73-4796 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona
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76 Gas Station Locations

  • Minit-Stop Kamuela: 64-964 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela
  • 76 Kona WikiWiki Mart: 74-5533 Luhia Street, Kailua-Kona
  • Fast Fuels II: 95-5591 Mamalahoa Highway, Na‘alehu
  • Honoka‘a 76: 45-3533 Mamane Street, Honoka‘a
  • Kamehameha 76: 1801 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo
  • Kea‘au 76: 16-499 Old Volcano Road, Kea‘au

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