EG America to sponsor DAV 5K in support of disabled veterans
Cold Spring, Ky. – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is proud to announce EG America, a Cincinnati-based operator of 1,112 convenience stores nationwide, will be a key presenting sponsor of the seventh annual DAV 5K race in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.
On Nov. 9, 2019, runners, walkers and motorcyclists will line up at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati to honor the men and women who served, and to let our injured heroes know they are not alone on their road to recovery. The event is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the many issues ill and injured veterans face every day.
“We know many of our associates and customers are veterans and believe it is important to recognize and give back to those who have served our country,” said Jay Erickson, president of EG America. “Partnering with DAV is very exciting for our store teams and allows them to work as one and connect to the communities where they live and work in a meaningful way.”
The brands of EG America include familiar storefronts such as Kwik Shop, Loaf n’ Jug, Quik Stop, Minit Mart, Tom Thumb, Certified Oil, Fastrac, and Turkey Hill Minit Markets.
“EG America has shown time and again their commitment to DAV, America’s veterans and their families, and we are ecstatic to have them as a presenting sponsor of our 5K race,” said DAV National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “Their continued support to DAV has already had a tremendous impact on the services we provide to disabled veterans, and the DAV 5K race is one more way EG America has extended a hand to America’s heroes.”
In addition to being a presenting sponsor of DAV’s 5K, EG America recently donated $1 million to DAV, which will be used to support the services the charity provides to veterans of all generations free of charge.
Those interested in participating in the race can register at DAV5K.org.
About EG Group:
Founded in 2001 by brothers Zuber and Mohsin Issa, United Kingdom based EG Group is a leading petrol forecourt retail convenience operator who has established partnerships with global brands such as ESSO, BP, Shell, Carrefour, Louis Delhaize, SPAR, Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Greggs and Subway. The business has an established pedigree of delivering a world class fuel, convenience and food-to-go offer. EG Group entered the US market through the acquisition of 763 Kroger C-Stores in April of 2018. EG Group has continued to expand in the US with the purchase of 224 Minit Mart stores late last year and will grow to over 1,100 stores in 25 states, through additional acquisitions and new to industry sites in 2019. EG Group now operates nearly 5400 stores, in 9 countries with over 35,000 associates. Further information is available at www.eurogarages.com.
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million veteran members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.