Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 has received a very generous donation from BP Oil Company for their program “Fueling Communities.” Each year BP selects a different charity in the local area to assist. This year Gary Poythress of GPM Investments LLC, which operates a chain of convenience stores in states in the Mid-Atlantic and New England, helped convince senior management at BP to make this years’ donation to SOVA Area 6.
Gary championed SOVA Area 6 for this BP donation to help thank all the volunteers and coaches of SOVA Area 6 for the many years of support working with Special Olympics Atheltes. Gary sends a real special thank you to Richard and Karin Koch for their tireless efforts and endless years of voluntary efforts in every sport that SOVA Area 6 offers its Athletes.
SOVA Area 6 participated in the giant check presentation. The amount of the check donated to Area 6 is $20,000. These funds will help provide the resources needed to continue offering many of the sports Area 6 currently offers to the intellectually disabled in Chesterfield, Goochland, New Kent and Powhatan.
Michael Marretti (center), SOVA Area 6 Board Chairperson, accepts the BP donation from Gary Poythress, Director of Fuels (left) and Bill Reilly, VP of Marketing (right) of GPM Investments LLC.