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Stripes Customers Getting Free ‘Slush Monkeys,’ ‘Trail Mix’ with Scholarship Donation

December 09, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Stripes convenient stores customers can now make a donation that will directly benefit local students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through Stripes’ newly-established Stripes College Scholarship Fund.

From now through Sunday, Dec. 29, Stripes customers are invited 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.

The funds collected during Stripes’ four-week campaign, which launched on December 1, will be awarded as scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year and will be selected and managed by the colleges and universities participating in the program. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of 18 colleges and universities throughout the state participating.

Stripes’ first in-store fundraising campaign is being held at all 575 Stripes convenience stores across Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The campaign will help fund scholarships to area college students. Stripes hopes to make a difference for students who are pursuing their education 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, the parent company of Stripes LLC. 

Stripes has been a longtime supporter of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, at the Platinum Inner Circle of Excellence level ($1,000,000 – $9,999,999). The company also supports the University’s Athletics Program. Susser also serves as a Board Member for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Foundation, which promotes the growth, quality, and effectiveness of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The goal, in the first year of this new Company-sponsored campaign, is to raise $400,000 to award $1,000 scholarships to 400 students in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Stripes is underwriting all administrative costs to run the scholarship program. 

To be considered for the scholarship, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students must be residents of designated counties, enrolled a minimum of 12 semester hours; and have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

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