Community service

Community Service Spotlight: NATSO, Rutter’s and The Spinx Co.

by Rutter

Rutter’s Children’s Charities donated $75,000 to Crispus Attucks Association for help fund the CA History & Culture Center construction project, which will be an exhibit on local African-American culture.

Rutter’s Children’s Charities’ $75,000 donation to Crispus Attucks is the largest donation to date. The retailer organizes several fundraising events and programs throughout the year so that employees, suppliers and customers can participate in charitable donations in their communities.

Annual fundraising events include Rutter’s Children’s Charities Golf Outing, Vote With Your Dollars, Rutter’s Charity Program and Secret Santa Program. Fundraising dollars, along with charitable contributions from Rutter’s businesses, are used to help local charities with specific needs or projects throughout the year.

“Crispus Attucks are an important pillar of the York community, and we appreciate the incredible support they provide to our region,” said Chris Hartman, President of Rutter’s Children’s Charities. “We can’t wait to see their new building and the education it will provide for the children of York.”

Rutter’s, based in York, Pa., operates 82 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

Leaf through

Sheetz has launched a $60,000 matching donation challenge to bolster its support for Special Olympics. Customers at all of Sheetz’s more than 660 locations can support Special Olympics through donation boxes near the registry or by adding donations to their purchases through October 31.

Donations will go directly to support Special Olympics chapters located in the six states where Sheetz operates: Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia, providing year-round athletic training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

“At Sheetz, we are deeply committed to supporting the communities we serve,” said Travis Sheetz, President and CEO of Sheetz. “Special Olympics has a great tradition of transforming the lives of thousands of people within our footprint. It is an organization that has always been close to our hearts and we are proud to continue to support Special Olympics and its members through this campaign.

Sheetz, based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, has more than 24,000 employees. It operates more than 640 convenience stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.

The Spinx company.

The Spinx Co., based in Greenville, SC, will present the 22nd Annual Spinx Racing Festival on October 29. This year, the Spinx Race Festival will feature four races for all ages and skill levels.

“We are thrilled to be part of another Spinx Run Fest this year and to celebrate 50 incredible years with the Greenville Track Club. [GTC]“, said Stewart Spinks, founder and president of The Spinx Co. “Fifty years for us and GTC is a milestone, we look forward to this event every year.”

All races will start and end at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville. Races this year include the Swamp Rabbit Marathon, USA Half Marathon, Downtown 10K and Big Pumpkin 5K. A refreshments and fresh produce area, with post-race snacks provided by Spinx, will be available for participants in addition to post-event prizes and giveaways.

Sponsors of the 22nd Annual Spinx Run Fest include Greenville Track Club, Bon Secours and Flying Melon Production.