Stripes® Convenience Stores Launches the Stripes®
College Scholarship Fund to Benefit Local Students
- Year 1 fundraising target is $400,000
- 4-week in-store campaign begins December 2
- Stripes® is underwriting all administrative costs
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Obtaining a college education will now be easier for
students within the Stripes® operating market areas thanks to the Stripes College Scholarship Fund, a new
program launched today by Stripes Convenience Stores.
Today, Stripes will begin its first in-store fundraising campaign, inviting customers to participate by donating
as little as $1. In appreciation for their contribution, customers will receive a recognition cut-out that will be
displayed in the store, along with a free 12-ounce Slush Monkey® coupon and a buy-one-get-one-free Smokin'
Barrel® Trail Mix or Smokin' Barrel® Peanuts bag offer.
Stripes wants to make a difference for those students who are pursuing their educational goals by offering the
Stripes® College Scholarship Fund.
"Young people are our future, and there's no better INVESTMENT we can make in the communities where
we live and work than helping our youth go to college," said Sam L. Susser , Chairman, CEO, and President of
Susser Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SUSS), the parent company of Stripes LLC. "As we look to the future,
we believe that education is the key to unlocking the potential for success. Today, historically disadvantaged
students are not reaching the same level of educational attainment as the general population, and it is our hope
that by partnering with our customers and our team members, Stripes can positively impact this critical issue."
The goal in the first year of this new Company-sponsored campaign – a first ever for Stripes – is to raise
$400,000 to award 400 students in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma with $1,000 scholarships. All proceeds
raised from the in-store campaign will be distributed to students in the 2014-2015 academic year. Stripes is
underwriting all administrative costs to run the scholarship program.
The four-week in-store fundraising campaign will be held at all Stripes locations throughout the Stripes
operating area and will end on December 29. The scholarship awards will be selected and managed by the
participating community colleges and universities enrolled in the program.
For more information about the Stripes® College Scholarship Fund, visit www.stripesscholarshipfund.org
About Stripes Convenience Stores
Headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susser Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SUSS) is a third-generation
family led business with over 1,150 company-operated or contracted locations. Susser Holdings is the parent
company of Stripes® Convenience Stores and owns the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners, LP.
(NYSE: SUSP). Susser Holdings ranked No. 460 on the FORTUNE 500® for 2013. The Company operates
over 575 convenience stores across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes® Convenience Stores
banner. Restaurant services are available in more than 370 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo