Posted: Monday, October 7th 2013 at 10:43am
BP, Clipper Petroleum donate to Rabun Co. area schools
L-R: Tom Bower, President of Clipper Petroleum, presenting a check to Mark Earnest, Principal of Rabun County High School; Johnny Thompson of BP North America presenting a check to Vicki Tyler, Principal of Rabun County Middle School ; and Nellie Holub of Circle M presenting a check to Kent Woerner, Principal of Rabun County Elementary School.
FLOWERY BRANCH - BP and Clipper Petroleum recently announced their continued commitment to supporting Rabun County Schools for the third year straight year via the Fueling Communities grant program.
During halftime of Friday’s football game between Rabun County High School and Riverside Military Academy, BP and Flowery Branch-based Clipper Petroleum presented a total $17,500 to Rabun County Area Schools: $10,000 was donated to Rabun County High School; $5,000 to Rabun County Middle School; and $2,500 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. BP and Clipper have donated over $57,000 in the last three years to Rabun County schools.
The BP Fueling Communities program 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.
“Rabun County has not been immune to the challenging economic conditions, especially the schools,“ said Nellie Holub, General Manager of Clipper Petroleum’s BP Circle M convenience store in Clayton. “We are happy we can provide these funds for the schools because the community has been great to support our store. We hope that this money is able to touch every student in some way at these three schools.”
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