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Stripes® Convenience Stores Scholarship Fund Campaign Exceeds Goal to Benefit 545 Local College Bound Students
(Corpus Christi, Texas) January 15, 2014 —Stripes Convenience Stores would like to thank its customers for contributing more than $530,000 in just four weeks to its 2013 Stripes College Scholarship Fund campaign – far exceeding its goal of $400,000. Customers purchased one dollar Stripes College Scholarship Fund paper cut-outs during the December 2013 campaign to benefit local students obtain a college education.
In just the first year of its existence, the Stripes College Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to 530 students in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. All funds raised from the in-store campaign will be distributed as student scholarships in the 2014-2015 academic year. Stripes Convenience Stores is underwriting all administrative costs to run the scholarship program.
“We are proud of our stores teams and the energy they put into the first annual Stripes College Scholarship Fund campaign,” said Steve DeSutter, Stripes Convenience Stores President and CEO. “We will make a difference in the lives of our youth by investing in them today through college scholarships. Again, we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers for contributing over half a million dollars to further the education of so many students.”
The four-week in-store fundraising campaign was held at all Stripes locations throughout the Stripes operating area from December 2 to December 29. The scholarship awards will be selected and managed by the participating community colleges and universities enrolled in the program.
For more information about the Stripes College Scholarship Fund, visit www.stripesfoundation.com
About Stripes Convenience Stores
Headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susser Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SUSS) is a third-generation family led business with over 1,150 company-operated or contracted locations. Susser Holdings is the parent company of Stripes® Convenience Stores and owns the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners, LP. (NYSE: SUSP). Susser Holdings ranked No. 460 on the FORTUNE 500® for 2013. The Company operates over 575 convenience stores across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes® Convenience Stores banner. Restaurant services are available in more than 370 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. The wholesale division distributes over 1.5 billion gallons of motor fuel annually to Stripes® stores, independently operated consignment locations, convenience stores and retail fuel outlets operated by independent operators and other commercial customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. For more information about Stripes® Convenience Stores visit www.stripesstores.com.
For more information contact: Jessica Davila-Burnett, Stripes Convenience Stores, Public Relations Director O: 361.654.4882 M: 361.290-3257 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org