RaceTrac Petroleum Mentioned in New York Times
January 14, 2009 - With the support of RaceTrac Petroleum, other Georgia based companies and individuals within the community, a distant dream for the South Cobb High School, (SCHS), marching band became a reality. SCHS was 1 of 90 marching bands chosen nationwide to represent Georgia in the 2009 Inaugural Parade.
Though the band achieved their dream of being selected, the hardest task was yet to come with travel arrangements reaching nearly $85 thousand. After hearing about SCHS’ situation, RaceTrac Petroleum decided to get involved by offering to pay fuel costs and by donating 1,800 meals; feeding 100 students for 18 band rehearsals.
“We wanted to impact the community by getting involved, so we asked how we could help. When we talked to the SCHS marching band director, we were told that one of the biggest remaining tasks the band faced was feeding the marching band members at rehearsals. So, we decided to donate meals in addition to the fuel,” stated Sheridan Peterson, Marketing Manager of RaceTrac’s GA division.
RaceTrac is proud to be an active member in the communities we serve and is excited to help the SCHS marching band achieve their dream. RaceTrac’s participation in this cause has received national recognition in the New York Times. For more information on RaceTrac Petroleum’s community involvement efforts, please click the following link, Community Involvement and good luck to the SCHS marching band. Go Blue Eagles!