Tri-State Petroleum Dunk Tank Splash

Retailer running Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraising event

Published in CSP Daily News

WHEELING, W.Va. -- Tri-State Petroleum Corp., a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is inviting Wheeling residents to make a splash at a special dunk tank fundraising event to help benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The fundraiser will be held August 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the company's store in Wheeling, W.Va. During the event, customers will have the chance to donate $1 to toss a softball at a target that will send volunteers--including a Tri-State Petroleum executive [image-nocss] and several local community members--splashing into the dunk tank beneath them.

"From the creation of scholarships, to raising funds for charitable organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, giving to those in need is an important component of Tri-State Petroleum's mission," said Sam Covelli, director of retail operations at Tri-State Petroleum. "I'm excited to announce this fundraiser ... and because it is for a worthy cause, I have volunteered to sit above the dunk tank."

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Wheeling-based Tri-State Petroleum is a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1974, the company operates convenience stores and services branded accounts and commercial and industrial accounts within the three-state area.

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