QuikTrip makes donation to Folds of Honor

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Updated: 9/27/2013 4:06 pm Published: 9/27/2013 4:05 pm

QuikTrip CEO Chet Cadieux presented the Folds of Honor Foundation with a $295,000 donation Thursday morning at its headquarters in Tulsa, Okla.

QuikTrip committed to donate a portion of sales of its commemorative Folds of Honor 32 oz. cups sold during Labor Day weekend, teamed with Coca-Cola for an additional contribution, and hosted a golf tournament, raising a cumulative total of $295,000.

The cups were sold in more than 600 QuikTrip locations across the Midwest and Southeast, with locations in the Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix, Tucson, Wichita, Kansas City, St. Louis, Tulsa, Des Moines, Omaha, Greenville, Spartanburg and Charlotte markets.

The Folds of Honor Foundation is a charitable organization with a mission to empower military families by providing educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

“QuikTrip’s contribution will allow us to award scholarships to the families of our fallen and wounded soldiers who deserve our utmost support,” said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor founder. “We are incredibly grateful for QuikTrip’s support and look forward to continuing this great relationship.”

Since its inception in 2007, Owasso-based Folds of Honor has awarded more than 5,000 educational scholarships to meet an ongoing need in our country. As of January 2012, more than one million dependents have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of these, 87 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. For more information or to make a donation, visit FoldsofHonor.org.

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