UCP Corporate Sponsor: Circle K Convenience Stores
With the support of more than 2,300 Circle K and Kicks 66 convenience and gasoline sites across the country, Circle K has been a proud sponsor of UCP since 1984, giving hope and encouragement to thousands of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. For the past 19 years, Circle K employees, customers and vendors have raised more than $37 million for UCP.
In 1998, Circle K’s parent company, Tosco, was named UCP's largest corporate sponsor after raising more than $3.2 million in 1997. Phillips Petroleum acquired Tosco in September 2001, with a merger with Conoco to follow in 2002.
In addition, Circle K stores support UCP through various in-store promotions and special events that raise additional funds. These events include regional golf tournaments, countertop canister collections and other promotions.
One of the company’s most successful fundraising programs is the annual Circle K/UCP/Miller Holiday Promotion. During the months of November and December, customers purchase one-dollar paper holiday decorations to raise money. Circle K customers' generosity and enthusiasm for UCP raised more than $570,000 during the 2002 promotion.