TravelCenters of America Customers and Employees Donate More Than $2,800 to St. Christopher Fund

  TravelCenters of America Customers and Employees Donate More Than $2,800 to
  St. Christopher Fund

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- April 17, 2013

Customers and employees of TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters),
operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, have
once again shown their generosity through donations of $2,811.26 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 $2,375 at the Mid-America Trucking
Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. in March. The 2013 donations at MATS surpassed
those in 2012 by nearly $400. Employees of TravelCenters also donated more
than $435 to SCF during a corporate fundraising event that kicked off the
professional baseball season.

“It’s been said that professional drivers are some of the most generous people
on earth, and we see evidence year after year of the truth in that,” said Tom
O’Brien, TravelCenters President and CEO. “When drivers learn that SCF helps
other drivers in need, there is no hesitation in making a donation. We see
this at both our industry shows and during our annual Band Together for SCF
campaigns,” 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 nearly $775,000 for the charity that provides financial
support to professional drivers without other means to fund prescription
medications, living expenses, and medical procedures.

“Once again, we thank the customers and employees of TA and Petro for all they
do in helping us help drivers,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, Executive Director of
SCF. “All of these donations add up to allow us to provide a great deal of
assistance. Since we began in 2007, we have helped well over 700 drivers with
financial support,” she added.

Professional drivers can look forward to making donations to the SCF at the
TravelCenters booth at this year’s Truckers’ Jamboree at the TA in Walcott,
Iowa, July 11-13; the Expedite Expo in Wilmington, Ohio, July 26-27; and the
Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, August 22-24. The 2013 ‘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

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under
the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 244 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 Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service),
Reserve-It™ (truck parking reservations), and many other services – all within
large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters and TA,
please visit For more information on Petro Stopping
Centers, please visit

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 or call
(865) 202-9428.


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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