Parker’s Raised $215,000 to Support Education

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Oct. 13, 2022) – The 10th Annual Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament teed off on October 10, 2022 at The Landings in Savannah, Ga., raising a record $215,000 to support education in the communities Parker’s serves in southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

 

“Each year, our tournament grows in popularity, supporting our efforts to make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “By moving to a new venue and expanding the tournament across two courses, we were able to include more golfers and raise record-breaking funds to support area schools. We deeply appreciate the support of Parker’s Fueling the Community Golf Tournament sponsors and players.”

 

The 2022 Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament attracted 212 registered golfers, including a number of vendors, suppliers and supporters from across the region. The scramble-format event, which took place on the Terrapin Point Course as well as the Palmetto Course at The Landings, also featured a catered breakfast and lunch, live music, a raffle and an awards ceremony. 

 

“We loved seeing everyone come together on the course to make a positive impact and to support education in coastal Georgia and South Carolina,” said Parker’s Community Outreach Manager Olivia Parker. “At Parker’s, we have a powerful commitment to giving back and to being a force for positive change.”

 

The Petroleum Transport Company team — which included Jay Boaz, Johnny Crisp, Johnson York and Taylor York — earned top honors at the golf tournament. The Sterling Seacrest Partners team won second place, and the BioLyte team took third place. Kevin Crouch won the overall Putting Contest as well as the Closest to the Pin Contest on the Palmetto Course. Brennan Vaughn took top prize in the Longest Drive Contest on the Palmetto Course. On the Terrapin Course, Zac McIntosh won the Longest Drive Contest and Michael Hoffman won the Closest to the Pin Contest. 

 

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. Parker’s has given more than $1.8 million to area schools since the inception of the Fueling the Community program in 2011. The program is a longstanding charitable initiative that donates a portion of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. 

 

In addition to the Fueling the Community program, Parker’s demonstrates its deep engagement through the Parker’s Community Fund, which is dedicated to supporting charitable initiatives throughout the company’s corporate footprint in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Since its creation in January 2021, the Parker’s Community Fund has partnered with Union Mission to open the Parker’s House, which is the first dedicated facility offering emergency shelter and wraparound services to unaccompanied homeless women in coastal Georgia. Parker’s has also made landmark gifts to name the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University and the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

 

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., the company has enjoyed steady 20 to 24 percent annual growth every year for the past 23 years and 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 was recently 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 125,000 transactions daily.

 

ABOUT PARKER’S:

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: www.parkerskitchen.com.

 

RECENT AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:

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