This year, Speedway celebrated its 25-year partnership with CMN Hospitals through a record-breaking golf fundraising event.
The 25th Annual Speedway Miracle Tournament, which is the main event for Speedway’s annual fundraising efforts, raised $2.35 million for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. This year’s tournament, which was held in Dayton, Ohio, hosted nearly 800 golfers, and raised record-breaking funds to support 25 children’s hospitals.
This year the event, which is the largest golf fundraising event for CMN Hospitals, celebrated Speedway’s 25-year partnership with the charity.
“This event is a tremendous help in ensuring children’s hospitals have the funds they need to care for sick and injured kids,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of CMN Hospitals. “Speedway is an important partner and understands that one of the best ways to support kids in communities where their stores are located is to raise funds for children’s hospitals. Those funds help hospitals purchase vital medical equipment and provide critical treatments and charitable care. We are grateful for Speedway’s commitment to helping kids.”
“We have had an exceptional partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the past 25 years,” said Tony Kenney, president of Speedway. “We feel there is no better way to give back to the communities we serve. Through the generosity of our employees, customers and vendor partners, we are able to help the children in our local communities receive the care they need.”
Spanning two days, the event was truly more of a celebration than an actual golf tournament. It highlighted Speedway’s Miracle Children – kids who attended the event as ambassadors of their respective children’s hospital, but also served as reminders of why these fundraising efforts are so vitally important.
Special guest Marie Osmond, a co-founder of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, also attended the Celebration Dinner to help celebrate Speedway’s 25-year partnership with the charity. “What an amazing event! It was an honor to be among Speedway supporters who wholeheartedly care about making sure kids have the best care when they need it most,” Osmond said. “The impact Speedway has made on children’s hospitals in 25 years is remarkable; I can’t wait to see what they do in the next 25 years.”
Since 1991, Speedway has raised more than $78 million for CMN Hospitals through a variety of initiatives including canister and icon campaigns in the stores, bowl-a-thons and employee payroll deduction programs.