Customers can donate for a chance to dunk volunteers in the name of charity.
Tri-State Petroleum Corp., a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is inviting Wheeling, W.Va., residents to make a splash at a special dunk tank fundraising event to help benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the company’s store located at 1243 National Road, Wheeling, WV. During the event, customers will have the chance to donate $1 to toss a softball at a target that will send volunteers—including a Tri-State Petroleum executive and several local community members—splashing into the dunk tank beneath them.
“From the creation of scholarships, to raising funds for charitable organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, giving to those in need is an important component of Tri-State Petroleum’s mission,” said Sam Covelli, director of retail operations, Tri-State Petroleum. “I’m excited to announce this fundraiser at our National Road location, and because it is for a worthy cause, I have volunteered to sit above the dunk tank. Here’s to a fun, wet and successful event!”
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.