CEFCO Convenience Stores and parent company Fikes Wholesale, Inc., announced at its 16th Annual “Hackers-R-Us” Charity Golf Tournament, held on June 19th, 2017, that they will be donating a grand total of $735,000. Of the money raised this year, $510,000 will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and $225,000 to the Fikes Foundation.
“Once again the grass roots efforts of our store team members, support staff, and supply partners surpassed our expectations” said Raymond Smith, President of The Fikes Companies. “Our total contribution of $735,000 is truly amazing when compared to the $145,000 raised just a few short years ago, and is humbling when reflecting upon the over $5.5 million raised in total, over the years for such worthy causes. We are extremely proud of the efforts of all 2,500 team members who worked hard to raise this money.
“James and Kim Fikes, and our entire leadership and support teams from The Fikes Companies (Fikes Wholesale, CEFCO Convenience Stores, Cord Financial Services, Group Petroleum Services, The Fikes Terminals, and JF Air Traffic), are honored to be able to give back to the communities we service. It is inspirational to see how every year our employees have gotten involved in these community causes, and we continue to be extremely proud of these efforts.”
“Kim and I wish to thank our Customers, Team Members, and Business Partners who allow us to continue to give back to the communities that we live and work in” said James Fikes, CEO of The Fikes Companies. “Listening to the stories of CMN children and their families, and the assistance CMN hospitals provide for them, really puts things into perspective as to why we work so hard to help those in need. Once again, we want to thank all of the people that help us contribute to these worthy causes.”
In 1999, CEFCO began its partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with $700 raised in stores. CEFCO’s 2017 fundraising total marks some exciting milestones for the organization. To date, CEFCO has raised and donated over $5,500,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and various Fikes Foundation Charitable causes.
ABOUT CEFCO CONVENIENCE STORES
Temple, TX-based CEFCO Convenience Stores is the 30th largest company operated chain in the convenience retailing industry, operating more than 224 stores in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, and Arkansas and employing more than 2500 team members chain-wide. Since 1979, CEFCO has been committed to providing the best customer experience, every customer, every day, in every store. For more information about CEFCO’s commitment to corporate responsibility, please visit www.cefcostores.com/community.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, uses the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.