Some familiar faces will appear at Pilot locations across Knox County this week. Nearly 70 elected officials and media personalities will help Pilot support the United Way of Greater Knoxville during the annual Pilot Celebrity Pumpers event. These “celebrities” will be pumping gas for customers Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 1-3.
During the three-day event, Pilot donates to the United Way of Greater Knoxville 5 cents for every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 cents for every dollar of in-store sales at all Knox County locations.
“The United Way makes a huge impact in our community, and this annual event provides an easy and affordable way for people to support the cause,” said Pilot Founder and Chairman James A. Haslam II. “Individuals can help by simply filling up their gas tanks or picking up some groceries during Pilot Celebrity Pumpers.”
Pilot Celebrity Pumpers is the single largest special event fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Knoxville’s annual campaign. The 2011 event raised $63,500.
Celebrity pumpers this year include Pilot Flying J NASCAR driver Michael Annett, University of Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart, U.S. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Davis Tarwater, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with a host of other state and local officials and local television and radio personalities. For a complete listing of celebrity pumper times and locations, visit the Media Room at http://www.moxleycarmichael.com.
“Pilot Celebrity Pumpers wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of so many elected officials and other celebrities who are willing to donate their time for a great cause,” Haslam said. “Of course, we also depend on – and appreciate – our loyal customers who stop by Pilot to show their support and make this United Way donation possible.”
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 600 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which over 2,200 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Maxum Petroleum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Maxum Petroleum employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.