Stripes Convenience Stores raised $535,000 at its Sixth Annual Stripes Turf + Surf fundraising event benefiting 44 United Way agencies across the Stripes market areas: Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The event was held last night in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Sixth Annual Stripes Turf + Surf fundraiser is a signature event for Stripes Convenience Stores. Eduardo Pereda, Stripes Convenience Stores Vice President of Marketing, addressed a crowd of over 900 participants, supplier partners and sponsors at the American Bank Center. He also recognized representatives from several United Way agencies throughout the Stripes operating markets.
“We are very proud of our Stripes team, our generous suppliers and the power of our partnership with the United Way as we serve the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” Pereda stated.
The fundraiser featured an appreciation dinner, which offered a raffle, silent auction, a bid board auction, and a live auction. The festivities continue today with three rounds of golf and a fishing tournament.
Since 2008, Stripes has partnered with United Way agencies and has raised almost $2.6 million for local United Way agencies through the Stripes Turf and Surf fundraisers.
The company operates over 645 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, over 580 under the Stripes banner and 47 under the Sac-N-Pac banner.