SAVANNAH, Ga. (August 22, 2023) – Parker’s Kitchen  – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader – is pleased to announce that the 11th Annual Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, October 23 at The Landings Golf and Athletic Club, located at 1 Palmer’s Draw in Savannah, Ga. All proceeds will benefit the Parker’s Fueling the Community program, which supports area schools in the communities Parker’s serves throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Tournament registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

This popular golf tournament, which has sold out every year since its inception, will take place at The Landings on Skidaway Island. Players will enjoy two acclaimed 18-hole championship golf courses, including the water obstacles of the Magnolia Course and the tight layout of the Marshwood Course — both of which were designed by legendary professional golfer Arnold Palmer. Last year’s 10th anniversary event marked the first time the tournament featured play on two separate courses, attracting more than 200 participants and raising $215,000 for area schools.

“At Parker’s Kitchen, we believe that education has the power to uplift communities and are deeply honored to support local teachers and students,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We’re delighted to continue with our expanded two-course format at the Landings and hope to raise more than $250,000 at this year’s Fueling the Community Golf Tournament to support area schools.” 

The Fueling the Community charitable initiative donates a percentage of gas sold at all Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen locations on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools. Parker’s has donated more than $1.8 million to area schools since the inception of the Fueling the Community program in 2011. All Fueling the Community funds are unrestricted, allowing each school to decide the best use for the funding.

The scramble-format tournament will include a catered breakfast and lunch, live music, raffle prizes and an awards ceremony with prizes for the top teams. Additional highlights include prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contests. 

To register for Parker’s Kitchen Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]. The player registration deadline is Sept. 13.

Known for its longstanding commitment to charitable giving, Parker’s is one of the most generous companies in the convenience store industry and in the Southeast. In recent years, Parker’s made a landmark $5 million donation to provide healthcare to uninsured and underinsured patients at Roper/St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C.; endowed the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga.; and made a record $5 million donation to name the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University, supporting the next generation of business leaders in Georgia. The Parker’s Community Fund, which was created in 2021 by a major donation from Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker and Parker’s Kitchen, has provided critical funding for Union Mission to open the Parker House for Women in Savannah, Ga., the region’s first facility for unaccompanied homeless women.

Parker’s stands apart as one of America’s most respected convenience store brands and is known for having the cleanest stores in the industry. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has enjoyed steady 20 to 24 percent annual growth every year for the past 25 years and has been featured six times on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The company also offers an acclaimed Parker’s Rewards program, which saves customers time and money at the pump as well as in the store.

In 2020, Parker’s was named the Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions, which is the industry’s highest honor. The company has been honored by Food and Wine as one of America’s Best Convenience Stores and by Convenience Store News as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year.

Since its founding in 1976, Parker’s has grown to become an award-winning company that has been voted one of America’s top 10 gas station brands by USA TODAY readers. The Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved customers more than $15 million to date. Parker’s employs more than 1,200 individuals throughout South Carolina and Georgia and completes more than 120,000 transactions daily.


Honored as the 2020 Convenience Store Decisions Chain of the Year, Parker’s is strategically redefining the nation’s convenience store industry, offering customers high-quality products, freshly prepared food and superior customer service at retail stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and foodservice companies. Parker’s Kitchen, the popular food-centric brand under the Parker’s umbrella, serves world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders as well as made-from-scratch mac ‘n’ cheese, a breakfast bar and daily specials. The company’s popular Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $15 million to date. Learn more:


●  Inc. 5000 List – Fastest Growing Companies in America – Inc. Magazine

●  Best Places to Work in South Carolina – SC Biz

●  Hall of Fame Inductee – Convenience Store News

●  Best Gas Station Brand Top 10 – USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

●  Convenience Store Chain of the Year – Convenience Store Decisions

●  Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

●  Legacy Leader – Georgia Trend

●  America’s Best Convenience Stores – Food and Wine

●  Southeast Retailer of the Year – The Shelby Report

●  Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year – Convenience Store News

●  Top 10 U.S. Gas Station Brands – Gas Buddy

●   50 Most Influential People in Convenience Store History – Convenience Store News

●   Best Convenience Store – Savannah Morning News Readers’ Choice Awards

●   Best Convenience Store – Savannah Magazine Best of Savannah Awards

●   Best Convenience Market/Gas Station – Connect Savannah Best of Savannah Awards

●   Best Convenience Store – Statesboro Herald “Best in the ‘Boro” Awards

●   Best Convenience Store – Bryan County Now “Best of Bryan” Awards

●   Regional Economic Impact Award – Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

●   Best Convenience Store – Island Packet

●   Most Fab Convenience Store – Effingham Herald

●   Most Fabulous Gas Station – Effingham Living

●   Wayne County’s Favorite Convenience Store – Jesup Press-Sentinel


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