Riley Hospital for Children has named the Riley Hospital Burn Unit in the Simon Family Tower in honor of Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA).
The company raised $777,524 for Riley Hospital in 2009, extending their fundraising total for Riley Hospital to $3.2 million since 2003. The Riley Hospital Burn Unit is Indiana’s only pediatric burn center.
The announcement was made at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 18 in the Riley Hospital atrium. Cooper Backie, a former Riley Hospital Burn Unit patient, and his mother, Amber, also presented artwork to SSA Vice President of Operations Glenn Plumby. SSA then presented Riley Hospital leadership a check in the amount of $777,524 for their 2009 fundraising efforts through the generosity of their customers and vendor partners.
The company committed to raising $3.5 million for Riley by 2012. They expect to fulfill that commitment in 2010.
Tony Kenney, president of SSA, commented, “Speedway SuperAmerica and all of our associates are extremely proud to be a Riley Hospital partner. We appreciate the work of Riley caregivers, and are greatly humbled by the recognition.”
“We are grateful to Speedway SuperAmerica for all their efforts on behalf of Indiana’s children. Indiana’s children are extremely fortunate to have such dedicated friends,” said Kevin O’Keefe, president and CEO, Riley Children’s Foundation.
Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA), headquartered in Enon, Ohio, operates about 1,600 stores located in nine Midwest states.