This Year CIOMA Member Companies Gave More than $500,000 through Scholarships and Charity Events
SACRAMENTO, California, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Through the CIOMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and other charity events, this year, CIOMA members have once again affirmed their commitment to their communities by giving over $500,000 to the most deserving causes.
Each year, the CIOMA Memorial Scholarship Fund honors deserving students from across the state, helping them to pursue their academic endeavors. This year, CIOMA’s Memorial Scholarship gave more than $10,000 in financial assistance donated by CIOMA member companies.
“This money will help me on my journey to further my academic and possibly my athletic career at Cal Poly,” said CIOMA Memorial Scholarship recipient, Logan Jennings. “Because of the generosity and support from organizations like CIOMA, a college education becomes a possibility for young people like me.”
Additionally, this year, CIOMA members raised more than $500,000 for charities like the Special Olympics, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Fuel Relief Fund. Flyers Energy raised more than $163,000 in 2017, earning $72,500 for the Special Olympics in its annual charity golf tournament alone. Boyett Petroleum provided $275,000 for children’s educational opportunities through its golf tournament, with Interstate Oil doing the same for the Make-a-Wish Fund.
With the recent disasters devastating the United States, CIOMA members have also raised more than $50,000 for the Fuel Relief Fund, with more money heading where it is needed most every day. In addition to purely monetary contributions, CIOMA members continue to personally deliver free fuel to disaster relief efforts in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
“This year, CIOMA member companies affirmed their commitment to give back,” said Ryan Hanretty, Executive Director of CIOMA. “These independent, family- and minority-owned companies care deeply about the people in their communities and are extremely passionate about providing help and support whenever the opportunity is present.”
CIOMA is the industry’s statewide trade association representing the needs of independent wholesale and retail marketers of gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils and other petroleum products; transporters of those products; and retail convenience store operators.
SOURCE California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA)