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Help fuel Special Olympics athletes dreams Thursday and Friday (March 1-2)


KONA – Special Olympics West Hawaii is once again partnering with Tesoro Hawaii and the Police Department for Fueling Dreams.

This fundraising event is from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 1 at the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Tesoro, located across from Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona.

Tesoro is hosting Fueling Dreams events statewide to raise money for Special Olympics, a year-round program of sports training and competitions for people with intellectual disabilities. All the money raised stays on the Big Island and helps SOWH athletes.

Volunteers are needed to pump gas, talk story, clean windshields, wave signs and take donations. At least 10 people are needed per shift. The shifts are: from 6 to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 2 to 6 p.m.

For more information about Fueling Dreams, call SOWH Area Director Dave Ross at 345-1344 or Head of Delegation Lona Warner at 989-2080.

An officer fills a gas tank at Bayfront Tesoro during the 2011 Fueling Dreams.

An officer fills a gas tank at Bayfront Tesoro during the 2011 Fueling Dreams.

HILO – The Hawai`i Police Department will once again be sponsoring the 2012 Special Olympics Hawai`i, 7th Annual “Fueling Dreams” fundraiser at the Bayfront Tesoro in Hilo. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 1st and Friday, March 2nd in Hilo from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. During the event, all grades of gasoline will be lowered to a yet-to-be announced price.

“Fueling Dreams” is a coordinated project for the purpose of raising awareness and funds for athletes of Special Olympics. During this project, off-duty officers, Police Department personnel and Tesoro employees will team up to pump gasoline and wipe windshields for customers while collecting donations. All monies earned are earmarked to support the organization’s annual Summer Games. Last year, “Fueling Dreams” raised $48,000 statewide.

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