Tri Star Energy Unveils “The Giving Pump” To Offer Consumers the Opportunity to Use Their Fill-Up for Good
Drivers can visit a local Shell station and fill up at the designated fueling pump to support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, TN (Aug. 1, 2022) — Nashville-based Tri Star Energy, the parent company of Twice Daily and Sudden Service convenience stores, is partnering with Shell USA (Shell) on The Giving Pump as part of its Force For Good initiative to drive positive change in local communities by giving back. Starting today and running through Oct. 31, a portion of the purchases made by consumers who use the designated pump at 70 Shell stations across Nashville will support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Giving Pump will be specially marked with colorful signage to inspire consumers to fuel up and support this local charity. It’s easy to participate in the program, and it costs customers nothing extra.
“As an established member of the Middle Tennessee community and economy, we strive to live up to our mission to build lasting relationships by serving our community, and there is no better example of that than our fundraising efforts to support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt over the last 21 years,” said Rick Hamilton, Vice President of Operations at Tri Star Energy. “We chose this charity for the Giving Pump initiative because the hospital is making a real difference in children’s health in the Nashville region, and each of our employees has been touched in some way by the life-changing work the wonderful staff does every day.”
In addition to The Giving Pump, Tri Star Energy has been the host of a local charity golf tournament each year since 2002, where one 100% of the proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital. Since its first year, the Twice Daily Cup tournament along with in-store donation collections have raised more than $3.5 million for Children’s Hospital and its programs.
This year, more than 6,500 Shell stations across the US are participating in this three-month Giving Pump initiative to support 527 local charities. Those looking to find a participating station can visit shell.us/givingpump. In 2021, Shell wholesalers and retailers donated over $1.5 million and supported over 400 children’s charities through The Giving Pump.
Shell USA, Inc is an affiliate of Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 12,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.
ABOUT TRI STAR ENERGY
Nashville, Tenn.-based Tri Star Energy is one of the South’s premier convenience retailers. Founded in 2000, the company owns and operates Twice Daily, Sudden Service and Southern Traders convenience stores and supplies fuel to wholesale trade channels in 17 states. The company also owns premium coffee brand White Bison Coffee, including locations throughout Middle Tennessee and North Alabama. Tri Star Energy has been recognized as one of Nashville’s Top Workplaces by The Tennessean in 2018, 2019, 2020 and just recently in 2021, and was named one of the Top 25 Largest Private Companies in Nashville in 2021 by the Nashville Business Journal.
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