Parker’s Gives Back

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Parker’s third annual golf tournament raised funds to benefit Georgia and South Carolina communities.

Parker’s Fueling was able to raise $83,597 to benefit education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina through the 2015 Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament.

The tournament attracted 138 players from across the region, including a number of Parker’s vendors, suppliers and supporters. Proceeds will directly benefit Georgia and South Carolina communities in areas where Parker’s operates convenience stores.

The winning team at the third annual golf tournament was Team Sawyer Law Group, which included Dr. Jeff Moss, Dr. Greg McCord, Bill Evans and Alex Brown. The scramble-format event also featured lunch, a raffle and Closest to the Hole, Longest Drive, Chip Off the Deck and Putting Contests.

“We are deeply committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. “Our Fueling the Community program has been a tremendous success, but this additional support will enable us to make even more generous donations in the future. We’re grateful to everyone who supported this year’s golf tournament.”

In addition to delivering exceptional products and state-of-the-art services, Parker’s is considered an industry leader for its Fueling the Community program, which includes the monthly fundraiser, One Cent Wednesday. On the first Wednesday of each month, Parkers donates one cent from the sale of every gallon of gas sold across all 40 Parker’s locations to schools across Georgia and South Carolina, and to local medical centers, including Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah.

Parker’s customers can sign up for a PumpPal card online at www.PumpPalClub.com. The PumpPal online portal allows customers the option to choose a specific school to receive their One Cent Wednesday donation.

Founded in 1976, Parker’s has earned accolades for its PumpPal loyalty program, which offers deep discounts on gas and has saved customers more than $5 million since its inception. Today, the PumpPal program has more than 100,000 members throughout Georgia and South Carolina. The company also launched a free Parker’s Cash Card earlier this year, which has also enjoyed tremendous success and offers customers the ability to save at the pump while using cash.

Parker’s has been ranked on Inc.’s elite list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for four consecutive years. Company president and CEO Greg Parker has been honored by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year.

Parker’s currently operates 40 convenience stores across the region and employs nearly 500 individuals throughout Georgia and South Carolina.