Posted: Tuesday, October 30th 2012 at 1:03pm
Rabun schools latest to benefit from BP, S. Hall's Clipper Petroleum
Clipper Petroleum's Tom Bower, r, presents check to Rabun County High School Principal Mark Earnest.
FLOWERY BRANCH – Students in Rabun County received a big boost last week as
BP and Clipper Petroleum announced their continued commitment to supporting local area schools via the Fueling Communities grant program.
During halftime of Friday’s football game between Rabun County High
School and Union County High School, BP and Clipper Petroleum presented a total $17,000 to Rabun County Area Schools. $12,500 was be donated to Rabun County High School; $3,000 to Rabun Mounty Middle School; and $1,500 to Rabun County Elementary School. The use of the funds will support a wide spectrum of programs and activities at each school, including student leadership programs, extracurricular clubs, academic teams, athletic teams, and technology upgrades to enhance learning. (Earlier this year, another $17,000 was awarded to East Hall High School and its feeder schools.)
BP and Clipper have donated nearly $40,000 in the last two years through the BP Fueling Communities program, which provides grants to local organizations that are nominated by BP’s Branded Marketers like Clipper Petroleum to support the communities in which they do business. Fueling Communities gives back to local organizations that support health, education, youth, food and housing to
spread charity and goodwill.
“Everyone continues to be affected by the current economic conditions, especially the schools,“ said Tom Bower, President of Clipper Petroleum. “Clipper has always supported and will continue to support youth
education and youth athletics. We felt that it is more important now than ever to support our local schools. We hope that this money is able to touch every student in some way at these three schools.”
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