Over $2.8 Million Raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals During 28th Annual Speedway Miracle Tournament

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The 28th annual Speedway Miracle Tournament raised more than $2.8 million in donations to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals®. Speedway LLC (Speedway) held the annual fundraising event at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio in June. The Speedway Miracle Tournament set another new donation record this year thanks to the generous support of Speedway's business partners and remains the centerpiece of Speedway's annual CMN Hospitals fundraising efforts.

"We are so grateful to our remarkable partner, Speedway, for their ongoing commitment to CMN Hospitals and the miracle families they recognize each year at this tournament," said John Lauck, president and CEO of the organization. "Each year the Speedway Miracle Tournament grows bigger and better thanks to Speedway and their vendor partners who go above and beyond to make the kids and families feel so special. This event raises funds to help children's hospitals care for sick and injured kids in communities where their stores are located."

A total of 43 Speedway Miracle Children and their families, representing 40 CMN Hospitals across the country, were in attendance at the event. Almost 800 participating golfers had the opportunity to meet and interact with them while out on the golf course and hear their stories. The event also included a celebration dinner with a medals ceremony for the kids.

"Thanks to the generous support from Speedway's business partners, the Speedway Miracle Tournament continues to be a critical piece of our fundraising efforts, with record setting fundraising amounts each year," said Glenn Plumby, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Speedway. "Just in the last 7 years, this tournament has raised almost $15 million to support local children's hospitals. These funds are used for critical lifesaving equipment and much needed resources at the hospitals to help treat sick and injured kids. The 43 Miracle Children who attended this year's event are a testimony to the value of our long-term relationship with CMN Hospitals."

Since 1991, Speedway has raised more than $109 million for CMN Hospitals, primarily through year-round fundraising in the stores and other initiatives such as an employee payroll deduction program.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About Speedway
Speedway is the nation's second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with nearly 4,000 retail convenience stores across the United States. Headquartered in Enon, Ohio, Speedway is a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC). For more information, visit http://www.speedway.com.

Stefanie Griffith, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Heather King, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

SOURCE Children's Miracle Network Hospitals