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TravelCenters of America Customers and Employees Donate More Than $7,000 to St. Christopher Fund

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Customers and employees of TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA(R) and Petro Stopping Centers(R) travel center brands, have once again shown their generosity through donations of $7,744.89 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

Professional drivers contributed nearly $4,253 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY. in March. The 2015 donations at MATS surpassed those in 2014 by nearly $2,000. Employees of TravelCenters also donated more than $3,000 to SCF in several corporate fund raising events.

“When drivers learn that SCF helps other drivers in need, there is no hesitation in making a donation,” said Tom O’Brien, TravelCenters President and CEO. “We see this at both our industry shows and during our annual Band Together for SCF campaigns It’s a great feeling to be able to help out a cause that helps so many drivers in need,” he continued.

TravelCenters has provided support to the SCF since 2010 through its annual ‘Band Together for SCF’ fundraising campaigns, and smaller collection efforts at tradeshows and employee events throughout the year. To date, TravelCenters has helped raise over $1.4 million for the charity that provides financial support to professional drivers without other means to fund prescription medications, living expenses, and medical procedures.

“Every year at MATS we are blown away by the enthusiasm the TA and Petro staff shows while running the prize wheel,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, Executive Director of SCF. “They work so hard and their efforts always pay off. We greatly appreciate their support, as well as the support of those who donated. Since the end of 2007, we’ve been able to help more than 1,250 drivers in their time of need with over $950,000,” she added.

Professional drivers can look forward to making donations at the SCF booth at this year’s Expedite Expo in Wilmington, Ohio, July 24-25; and the TravelCenters booth at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, August 27-29. The 2015 ‘Band Together for SCF’ campaign will run during August, where drivers can donate $1 or more at TA and Petro sites and receive a commemorative wristband. Donations to the SCF can also be made directly at www.truckersfund.org.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 43 states and Canada operating under the TA(R) and Petro Stopping Centers(R) brands. With 254 convenient full-service locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro Stopping Centers offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, more than 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad ConnectTM (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), Reserve-ItTM (truck parking reservations), and many other services – all within large, high traffic facilities. TravelCenters also operates gasoline/convenience stores primarily under the Minit Mart brand name. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.

About St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers who have medical problems and are in need of financial assistance. For more information, please visit www.truckersfund.org or call (865) 202-9428.

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