Southeastern and RaceTrac to partner to raise funds

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: October 31, 2012

      HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University and RaceTrac are partnering to raise funds for Southeastern Foundation's Annual Fund, and Southeastern supporters, students, faculty, staff and alumni can help.

     RaceTrac is contributing five percent of all inside store purchases, gas not included, now through December 15, said Erin Cowser, executive director of public and governmental affairs. Purchases at all RaceTrac locations in Amite, Covington and Hammond will count.

     "Turn a trip to RaceTrac into a donation for your alma mater," Cowser said. "Five percent of a fountain drink and bag of chips doesn't seem like much, but over time and with sizeable participation, it can turn into significant support for Southeastern."

     "Our local store teams are always looking for ways to support our guests and neighbors," said Jason Kilpatrick, Louisiana regional community marketing manager for RaceTrac. "Partnering with Southeastern is our way of saying thanks to all the Lion alummi and fans who have supported RaceTrac over the years."

     Starting now, Cowser said, anyone can simply ask for their inside purchases to count toward Southeastern, and the university will receive five percent back on the total of those purchases.

     Funds raised will go toward the Annual Fund, which provides much-needed broad-based support for the university for such things as strengthening the curriculum and outreach programs, providing the latest classroom technology, supporting creative teaching methods, providing scholarships for deserving students, attracting and retaining excellent faculty, and maintaining and enhancing the campus.

     For more information, contact Cowser at 985-549-5861.

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