Par Hawaii’s Fueling Dreams Campaign Returns to Drive Awareness for Special Olympics Hawaii Athletes and Programs

Make a donation during the 16th Annual Fueling Dreams campaign at any participating nomnom store statewide starting May 1

Par Hawaii is pumping up support for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes! The company’s Fueling Dreams campaign returns for its 16th year, allowing island drivers to make a cash donation in-store to Special Olympics Hawaii at any participating nomnom store on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui from May 1 through July 31.

“We are honored to partner with such an amazing organization like Special Olympics Hawaii,” said Eric Lee, Par Hawaii’s vice president – retail. “Over the past five decades, Special Olympics Hawaii has touched countless individuals, transforming the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and how we as a community engage with them. We are excited for the return of Fueling Dreams and appreciate the generosity from our customers to help raise funds for Special Olympics Hawaii’s online programs and virtual competitions.”

Par Hawaii, marketer of Hele and 76 Hawaii, has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics Hawaii for 30 years. To date, the Fueling Dreams campaign has raised more than $888,626 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs.

“We are incredibly grateful and excited to have one of our longest-running annual fundraisers return for another year,” says Dan Epstein, Special Olympics Hawaii’s president and CEO. “Par Hawaii has consistently shown their support and commitment – especially during the pandemic – and play an integral role in our work to help fuel the dreams of athletes with intellectual disabilities as well as drive awareness for our programs.”

All donations received from the Fueling Dreams campaign allow Special Olympics Hawaii to continue to provide programs and training online for more than 3,400 youth and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities. These athletes are considered a vulnerable population, and these funds are critical to keep them active and safe during the pandemic. Donations from the Fueling Dreams campaign will also help provide the necessary supplies and PPE for athletes and coaches so that they can one day “return to play” safely.

Special Olympics Hawaii provides year-round sports programs and training for athletes with intellectual disabilities, free of charge. Since 1968 Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities and raising awareness to build an inclusive and unified community.

For more information on the 16th Annual Fueling Dreams campaign or on Special Olympics Hawaii, please visit www.sohawaii.org. You can also follow Special Olympics Hawaii on Twitter, www.twitter.com/sohawaii, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsHawaii, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/SOHawaii.

About Special Olympics Hawaii
Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sports, health, education, and leadership programs around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown to serve more than 5,196 athletes and Unified partners on every island in our state. With the support of more than 10,800 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and over 50 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and corporate partners.

There is never a fee to any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs. Engage with us on: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more at www.SOHawaii.org.

About Par Hawaii
Par Hawaii, the state’s leading provider of petroleum products and transportation fuels, is headquartered in Honolulu and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston, Texas-based Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. Par Hawaii owns the state’s only operating petroleum refinery in Kapolei, Oahu, distributes fuels via pipelines on Oahu and barges to all major harbors in the state, markets fuels through a network of 76 and Hele retail stations throughout Hawaii, and operates the nomnom convenience stores.

Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaii

 Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaii

 

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Senator Clarence K. Nishihara (808) 586.6970 (808) 586.6879
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