Casey's Provides Funds to Special Olympics Iowa

Published in CSP Daily News

Will help offset transportation costs; chain also donates smoke detectors

GRIMES, Iowa -- Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) has announced Casey's General Stores Inc. as a transportation partner for the organization. Casey's recent gift of $3,000 will help offset transportation costs for SOIA.

SOIA president and CEO Mark A. Reed said, "We are pleased to have the support of Casey's General Stores. This partnership helps us meet the needs associated with training and competition for our athletes across the state."Special Olympics Iowa is a nonprofit organization serving Iowans with intellectual disabilities since 1968. SOIA provides training and competitions [image-nocss] in 23 Olympic-type sports for nearly 11,000 athletes and their Unified Sports Partners representing each of Iowa's 99 counties.

Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey's has approximately 1,620 stores in 11 Midwestern and Great Plains states including: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and now Arkansas. Most Casey's stores operate in towns with populations of less than 5,000. Casey's stores supply self-service gasoline, made-from-scratch pizza and donuts, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, grocery items and more.

In other company news, Casey's CEO Bob Myers, recently announced the donation of more than 4,500 dual-sensor smoke alarms for hard of hearing children in Iowa, part of the State Fire Marshal's "100 Years, 100%" campaign.[Pictured: Mike Richardson (left), vice president of marketing for Casey's General Stores, Inc. is recognized by Special Olympics Iowa president and CEO Mark A. Reed.]