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6261 Central Point Parkway
Temple, TX 76504
TEMPLE, TX (May 16, 2014) – CEFCO Convenience Stores and parent company Fikes Wholesale, Inc., announced at its 13
Annual “Hackers-R-Us” Charity Golf Tournament, held on May 13, 2014, that they will be donating a record grand total of
$695,000. Of the money raised this year, $645,000 will go to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and $50,000 to Central Texas
A&M C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarship.
Also announced was a $1,000,000 commitment to the McLane’s Children Hospital, Scott & White, and the naming of the
Fikes/CEFCO Emergency Center at the McLane’s Children Hospital.
(pictured L-to-R: Kelley Mitchell, Sonny Jaramillo, Jennifer Williams, Kim Fikes, James Fikes, Brett Giesick, Raymond Smith, and Nancy Birdwell)
“Every year we think we have given our all to these very worthy causes, yet the following year the passion our team has for the
Children resonates with even greater results” 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, Greg Sullivan of Claude Texas, and Peg Barta of Temple, Texas, whose store teams sold
nearly $11,000 and $10,000 CMN balloons respectively. Without the efforts of our frontline associates, Fikes/CEFCO support
department fundraising, business partners, and customers, these results would not be possible.”
The day was capped off with a $645,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and a $50,000 donation to Central
Texas A&M in the form of a C.E. Fikes Endowed Scholarship. Fikes Wholesale now supports eight individual C.E. Fikes Endowed
Scholarships, that commemorate CEFCO’s founder Clarence Edison Fikes, in the communities that Fikes/CEFCO serve.
"James and Kim Fikes and our entire leadership and support teams from the Fikes Companies (Fikes Wholesale, CEFCO, Cord
Financial, GPS transport, and JF Air), are honored to be able to give back to the communities we service,” said Raymond Smith,
President, Fikes Wholesale, Inc. "These efforts require a high degree of commitment and execution on many fronts, and we thank
everyone who helped us during this record breaking campaign.”
6261 Central Point Parkway
Temple, TX 76504
“Kim and I wish to thank each and every person involved for their support this year, we could not be more proud” said James Fikes, CEO & Owner 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.
Words cannot properly express our sincere gratitude to each of those employees, business partners, and customers who chose to
support these charitable causes.”
In 1999, CEFCO began its partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, with $700 raised in stores. CEFCO's 2014
fundraising total marks some exciting milestones for the organization. To date, CEFCO has raised nearly $3,100,000 donated 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.
Joe Paclebar
Communications Manager
254.791.0009 x 13249
[email protected]