The first annual Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 29 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised more than $55,000 to benefit area schools.
The tournament attracted 128 players from across the region, including Parker’s vendors, suppliers and supporters. Proceeds will benefit Georgia and South Carolina schools in areas where Parker’s operates convenience stores.
“We’re so deeply grateful for all the support today,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. “Our Fueling the Community program has been a tremendous success, but this additional support will enable us to make even more generous donations to public and private schools in the future.”
The winning teams at the Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament included the following:
1st Place – Pepsi
2nd Place – Ultimate Sales
3rd Place Team – Verizon
Parker’s donates one cent of every gallon of gas purchased at all of its convenience stores on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program. The company’s charitable initiative officially launched in the fall of 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools throughout Georgia and South Carolina.