Circle K Florida, the largest corporate supporter of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), presented organization affiliates with an oversized check for $552,837.73 during a ceremony at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa.
The amount comes from the company's FishStix 2012, an annual golf and fishing tournament at Sanibel Harbour in Fort Myers and represents the proceeds that were raised from last year's FishStix event and funds raised through canister donations and other in-store promotions from June 2011-March 2012.
The check presentation ceremony included Circle K Florida executives, regional operations directors and store managers, UCP executives from the Florida affiliates that benefit from Circle K donations, and executives and staff from UCP's national office in Washington, DC.
UCP shared a video highlighting UCP clients from six UCP Florida affiliates that were featured in UCP and Circle K's "Adopt a Child/Adopt a Life" campaign this year. The campaign celebrates and promotes the difference that Circle K has made in communities across Florida by featuring the story and photo of a UCP client on each coin collection canister that lives in the region that particular store serves. The campaign emphasizes that Circle K customers who donate at the register are supporting those in their immediate community.
UCP presented Circle K with its 2011 Chair Award in recognition of a partnership that has spanned three decades and seen the convenience store chain donate tens of millions of dollars to the charity. The Chair Award is UCP's highest honor and is given by the Chair of UCP's National Board of Trustees for exemplary commitment to UCP's mission, as part of UCP's annual Awards for Excellence, presented to UCP affiliates, individuals and companies whose exceptional activities, achievements and dedication exemplify the UCP mission.