Circle K Stores’ Florida and Gulf Coast regions raised roughly $450,000 for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) through its annual FishStix event April 28 through 30, the company said.
FishStix is a golfing and fishing tournament sponsored by Circle K, with all proceeds given to UCP and most of its network of 100 affiliates throughout North America, Western Europe, Canada and Australia.
Over the past 25 years, UCP has enjoyed the generous support of Circle K and its supply partners. Through the FishStix event and an in-store coin canister program running year-round, Circle K has contributed more than $35 million to UCP’s affiliate programs and services.
“Circle K has a long history of supporting United Cerebral Palsy,” said Michael Struble, vice president of Circle K’s Florida region. “Events like FishStix allow UCP affiliates to continue providing the critical services that people with disabilities in our communities so desperately need. Circle K is proud of this partnership, and supports UCP as they strive to help people with disabilities live life without limits.”
Through its affiliate network, UCP serves more than 170,000 people with disabilities. UCP affiliates provide services such as housing, therapy, assistive technology training, early intervention programs, individual and family support, social and recreation programs, community living, state and local referrals, employment assistance and advocacy. Each affiliate offers a range of services tailored to its community’s needs.
“Circle K’s generous support of United Cerebral Palsy through events like FishStix enable affiliates to provide vital services to people with disabilities, offering them a chance to live full, independent and productive lives,” said Stephen Bennett, president and CEO of UCP, a 55-year-old organization and one of the largest health charities in the U.S.