140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Food Stores of Georgia Partner to Benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

Jet Food Stores of Georgia, Inc., a company of 55 convenience stores in Georgia, is partnering with NASCAR driver David Ragan, who is from Unadilla, Ga., to help support Shriners Hospitals for Children.

From March 1 to April 30, 2009, customers will be given the option to add a donation to each purchase they make at Jet Food Stores. Participants can write their names on a special mobile that will be displayed in the store. Click here for a list of participating locations.

“We consider this opportunity to be an untapped resource to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said David Usry, vice president of development at Jet Food Stores. “It’s all about the kids. We’ve seen what the Shriners do and are appreciative of their efforts to help children receive medical care.”

Since July 2008, Ragan has used his position as a top NASCAR driver to increase awareness of Shriners Hospitals for Children on and off the racetrack. He is bringing national attention to the organization through public service announcements and other public endorsements, such as wearing a Shriners Hospitals for Children helmet and driving a race car with a Shriners Hospitals for Children paint scheme.

“I look forward to a long and productive relationship with Shriners International and the health care system they help support,” Ragan said. “With the help of NASCAR fans across the nation, I know we can increase donations to their worthwhile cause and ultimately help thousands more children in the future.”

Last season, Ragan took the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford to a 13th place finish in the point standings, amassing six top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes. In September, it was announced that UPS would sponsor Ragan in 2009.

NASCAR will be at Fontana,Ca AutoClub Raceway Feb.21,21 in Las Vegas Feb31,Mar.1st and at PIR in Phoenix April 17,18th 2009 Come on out and cheer on a brother Shriner

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