$763,000 in Charitable Donations at the 2015 “Hackers-R-Us”

CEFCO Convenience Stores and parent company Fikes Wholesale, Inc., announced at its 14th Annual “Hackers-R-Us” Charity Golf Tournament, held on May 18th, 2015, that they will be donating a record grand total of $763,000. Of the money raised this year, $713,000 will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and $25,000 to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton Texas C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarship, as well as $25,000 to the Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarship.
Also announced was a $208,000 installment towards a previously announced $1,000,000 commitment to the Fikes/CEFCO Emergency Center at the McLane’s Children Hospital.
(pictured L-to-R: Kelley Mitchell, Jana Sharpley, James Fikes, Brett Giesick, Raymond Smith, Jennifer Williams, and Kellie Tiner)
The day was capped off with a $713,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and $25,000 donations to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and Northwest Florida State College in the form of C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarships. The Fikes Companies now support nine individual C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarships that commemorate CEFCO’s founder Clarence Edison Fikes, in the communities that Fikes/CEFCO serve.
“Just five years ago our total contribution was $145,000. Our results this year represent a $618,000 or more than 400% improvement since then. This does not happen without tremendous passion by all of our Team Members for these very worthy causes”, said Brett Giesick, Chief Retail Officer of CEFCO Convenience Stores. “We are extremely proud of the commitment that our 2,500 associates exhibit towards helping these Children in need. Special recognition goes to our top selling Store Manager’s, Alesia Hernandez of Philadelphia, MS., Peg Barta of Temple, TX, Shane Aid of Cameron, TX. and Curtis Thompson whose store teams raised a collective $40,000. District Manager David Carter was also recognized for his team’s efforts as the top District.

Without the efforts of our frontline associates, Fikes/CEFCO support department fundraising, business partners, and customers, these results would not be possible.”
“James and Kim Fikes and our entire leadership and support teams from The Fikes Companies (Fikes Wholesale Inc., CEFCO Convenience Stores, Cord Financial Services, Group Petroleum Services, and JF Air Traffic), are honored to be able to give back to the communities we service,” said Raymond Smith, President, Fikes Wholesale, Inc. “It is inspirational to see how our employees have gotten involved in these grassroots fundraising efforts, and we continue to be extremely proud of these efforts.”
“Kim and I wish to thank our Customers, Team Members, and Business Partners who helped make this special day happen” said James Fikes, CEO of Fikes Wholesale. “Our collective future resides in our youth, and we are proud and humbled to be able to help by raising money for worthy causes such as CMN, McLane Children Hospital, and our C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarships. Thank you to each of you who helped us contribute to these various causes which are so close to our hearts.”
In 1999, CEFCO/FIKES began its partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with $700 raised in stores. CEFCO/FIKES 2015 fundraising total marks some exciting milestones for the organization. To date, CEFCO/FIKES has raised and donated nearly $4,000,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, various C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarships and McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White.
Temple, TX-based CEFCO Convenience Stores is the 30th largest company operated chain in the convenience retailing industry, operating more than 250 stores in Texas ,Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, 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.
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.
For more than 100 years, Scott & White has been synonymous with excellence in diagnosis, care, and treatment. McLane Children’s contrinues to transform, keeping pace with the fast-changing world of healthcare and medical technology. The Mission and Vision for McLane Children’s reflect our continuing commitment to providing comprehensive and trusted healthcare to all the families and children of Central Texas.

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