Irving Oil’s Fueling Dreams Campaign Raises $123,304 For Special Olympics Athletes And Programs

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PORTSMOUTH, NH — Special Olympics New Hampshire and Irving Oil are proud to announce a 2016 Fueling Dreams fundraising total of $123,304 in support of New England athletes achieving their goals. A special check presentation took place on November 9 at the Irving Common Man Northbound location in Hooksett.

“Our partnership with Irving Oil and Circle K through the Fueling Dreams promotion allows us to increase awareness surrounding our movement and gives us the opportunity to continue to grow our programs for our athletes,” said Mary Conroy, President of Special Olympics New Hampshire.

Since 1999, Irving Oil and Circle K have helped raise more than $4 million for Special Olympics programs across New England. Each year, Irving Oil and Circle K locations throughout New England offer commemorative clings for $1 donations during a month-long Fueling Dreams campaign in August. This year Irving Oil also donated $1 for every fuel transaction during the campaign’s fundraising finale, Fueling Dreams Day, on August 27, 2016, where Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers teamed up to pump gas and wash windshields for customers at participating Irving Oil locations.

“Thank you to all our locations, customers and neighbors for another successful Fueling Dreams campaign,” says Darren Gillis, General Manager, Sales & Marketing Operations at Irving Oil. “Together, we’re proud to help make dreams come true for Special Olympics athletes in the communities we serve throughout New England.”

About Special Olympics New Hampshire

Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) is an accredited program of Special Olympics International (SOI) and is part of an international global movement that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. To learn more, visit

About Irving Oil

Irving Oil was founded in 1924 and is an international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery, in Saint John, New Brunswick, which is located 65 miles north of the US border and has reached production rates in excess of 320,000 barrels per day. It also operates Ireland’s only refinery, located at Whitegate in southern Ireland, with a capacity of 75,000 barrels per day. With over 900 fueling locations, operations from ten distribution terminals, and a delivery fleet of tractor‐trailers, Irving Oil serves wholesale, commercial, and retail customers in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and New England. Learn more at or


Bridget Carleton
Special Olympics New Hampshire
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Andy Carson
Irving Oil
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