Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Virtual Light The Night Walk

 

The 2020 LLS Light The Night Walk was held virtually on Friday October 23rd at 7pm. Sponsors and walk teams had a chance to participate online with welcome activities, guest speakers, fun interactive social media tools, and an opportunity "walk" in their respective neighborhoods. CPG is proud and happy to support LLS's efforts this year as they pushed forward to create a new and safe way to champion for their cause. The Light the Night walk event raised over $750,000. To find out how you can help and support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's efforts, please visit their website here

  

Covenant House DC Hosts Virtual Charity Event

On Thursday, June 18, 2020 the Covenant House of Greater Washington hosted their 25th Anniversary via Zoom. For over 25 years, the Covenant House has lead the DC area as a non-profit; using the money they are able to raise, the Covenant House helps to transform the lives of underpriviledged youth between the ages of 18-24. Capitol Petroleum Group is always looking for ways to give back to the community and are excited to be annual sponsors to the organization-- this year, CPG is thrilled to be a Silver Sponsor for the organization. This year's event was held on Zoom and featured many familiar faces to the DC region, including former Mayor Vincent Gray, current Mayor Muriel Bowser, Joe Clair from WPGC 95.5, and many members of the community who have been positively impacted by the Covenant House. There was even a few musical arrangements made by Gospel vocalist Vanessa Williams to keep the mood light. The money that CHGW raises is able to help provide housing, education, mental health support, and workforce readiness to youth experiencing homelessness and exploitation. To contribute to the Covenant House Greater Washington, text CHD to 76278 or visit their website.

The First American Heart Association Zoom Golf Invitational

As a result of COVID-19, the American Heart Association took their popular annual golf tournament to a virtual course. CPG was proud to sponsor this event for the 6th year in a row. Traditionally, some of our CPG golf enthusiasts set out to tee of in the name of charity. This year, as we are all practicing social distancing, outdoor golf is inacessable. However, the AHA used this golf time to educate on how Coronavirus affects the heart and those with heart issues. There were a number of doctors from various hospitals across the United States who shared their stories as well as helpful tips with us. Between presentations, there was even a golf coach to share some great at home exercises to improve your game!  If you would like to donate to the American Heart Association, please go to this link.

CPG Lights the Night: Awards Edition

According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's website, compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance the cure. A large part of these contributions come from members of the community. To show appreciation, the LLS foundation had a soiree for the various businesses, families, and survivors in the DMV community. Fox 5 DC's Shirin Rajaee hosted a lovely night filled with heartwarming stories and awards for the teams who went above and beyond. To learn more about the LLS mission, click here! Check out some photos from the event below.

 

                       

 

 

                                                 

CPG Lights the Night

For the 8th consecutive year, Capitol Petroleum Group took part in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual charity walk, the Light the Night fundraiser. The Light the Night walk took place on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 26th. It was a lovely evening and it was great to see so many CPG employees and their family and friends participate in the walk. This year, CPG manged to raise $5,655.00 with a $5,000 sponsorship to total to $10,655.00. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services for those stricken by the disease. In 2018, The LLS helped advance 19 of 21 approved blood cancer therapies. Light The Night raises critical funds to support these advances and to provide patients with necessary support services. Donations are open through the end of the year (December 31st, 2019) and if you are interested in donating to the CPG team, please go our page and donate! If you would like to learn more about the work that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society does, go to their website. Check out some photos from the event below!

 

 

    

 

    

 

     

 

Capitol Petroleum Group Sponsors NICU Training at Howard University Hospital

 

       

 

This fall, after being a long-time fundraiser and walk team organizer at the annual March for Babies walk, Capitol Petroleum Group, expanded their involvement in a new way to support other March of Dimes's initiatives by sponsoring a NICU Training Day. CPG selected Howard University Hospital as it's hospital of choice for this training opportunity. In collaboration with the March of Dimes, we hosted this event on October 25th for hospital staff and current medical school students. The event was held in the Tower Auditorium and had nearly forty attendees, with training led by an experienced NICU educator and nurse. Following the training, CPG received a brief tour of the NICU floor at Howard University Hospital and met the wonderful and incredibly hardworking staff of doctors, nurses, and administrators. It was a rewarding experience to see how March of Dimes supports hospitals in the area and the important life-saving work Howard University's NICU medical team does with babies and their families. To learn how you can support, please visit their websites here:  March of Dimes and Howard University Hospital.

 

 

Customer Appreciation Day

On October 12, 2019 Capitol Petroleum Group and local radio personality Shack 'Nd Pack teamed up for a Customer Appreciation Day at the Shell gas station located at 3701 12th St NE Washington, DC. Gas cards were available to the first 100 customers that came by. There was also music, food, and other fun giveaways. Check out some of the photos from the event below!

 

            

 

            

 

 

 

Empower the Community Weekend 2019

    
 

On August 10, 2019 Capitol Petroleum Group was proud to be a co-sponsor to the annual Empower the Community Weekend in Washington, DC. The event, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, brings together the largest East African community in the Washington DC metro area. The event provides entertainment, panel discussions, empowering information on education, arts, finance, health & wellness, giveaways and much more. It’s focused on providing resources and family centered activities. One of this year's panels included Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District: the first Somali- American member of the US House of Representatives. Check out some of the photos from the event below!

 

  

  

 

To learn more about the event and participate in next year's Empower the Community Weekend, go to their website!  

 

 

American Heart Association Golfs for a Cause

 

 

CPG was pleased to sponsor and participate in the annual American Heart Association Golf Tournament for the fifth straight year. The tournament was hosted at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland on April 29, 2019 and was able to raise $10,000! The CPG team performed well and had a great time raising money for such an important cause. The American Heart Association dedicated this year to raising awareness to heart disease in women through their Go Red for Women campaign. To learn more about AHA's work in the community and how to help please visit their website.

A New Start for Thrive DC

Thrive DC is an organization in the Washington DC community that works to prevent and end homelessness. They are a great resource for residents in the community that are experiencing unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity.  In March, Motiva Enterprises and CPG teamed up to learn more about the impact that Thrive DC has in the area and present a donation to their organization. To get involved and learn more about what Thrive DC does in the Washington DC communities, click here.

 

New Shell Customer Appreciation Day

     

Capitol Petroleum Group and local radio station WPGC partnered up again for a customer appreciation event at 5010 Benning Road, Washington, DC on Saturday, June 2nd!  The first 95 customers received a Shell gift card while discounted gas was promoted over the radio to help show the DC community our appreciation.  Customers also stopped by for treats and giveaways as they learned about Shell’s Fuel Rewards program.   To learn more about Shell’s FRN program, please visit here.  

In support of NICU patients, CPG tees off at the Juliet Grace Smith Foundation Golf Tournament

   

On a sunny April afternoon, the Juliet Grace Smith Foundation held it's annual golf tournament at 1757 Golf Club in Sterling, VA. Capitol Petroleum Group stepped up as a sponsor and assembled a team to play in support of the foundation's fundraising efforts. The team played so well they tied at first place! To learn more about the foundations efforts in raising funds and services for familes with premature infants and organizations that support NICU patients, check out their website here: The Juliet Grace Smith Foundation

CPG Wins Again at the Annual American Heart Association Golf Tournament

 

For the past few years, Capitol Petroleum Group has been sponsoring and participating at the Annual American Heart Association Golf Tournament at Woodmont Country Club. The event brings in local business leaders, organizations, and families to help bring awareness and fundraise to support research efforts of the American Heart Association. The CPG Golf team played on a sunny April morning and pushed ahead to finish at first place. Check out the pictures above and go visit the AHA website to see how you can help today: American Heart Association - DC Chapter

The March for Babies 2018

                  

Sunday, April 22nd the March of Dimes held their annual March for Babies rally at Nationals Park Stadium in Washington DC. This year marks Capitol Petroleum Group’s 7th year serving as a sponsor. Team CPG raised over $2200 this year! Premature birth is the leading killer of babies in the United States.  Capitol Petroleum Group raises money in support of the lifesaving research and programs the March of Dimes creates. To learn more about the services and resources March of Dimes offers to families and newborns nationwide please visit their website here.

CPG Lights The Night Along the National Mall

     

For the 6th year in a row, Capitol Petroleum Group sponsored and walked with the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society at their annual DC Light The Night Walk. With a new route on the National Mall and nearly two-thousand walkers, the event raised $1.23 million dollars (nearly 70% of their fundraising goal for this year) and still counting! CPG stepped up as a sponsor and organized their annual walk team to fundraise and walk on a beautiful and unusually warm Fall night. To learn how you can support LLS please visit their site here.

The Summer of Loyalty

  

Capitol Petroleum Group had a busy summer in the district with loyalty sign-up events throughout DC and Virginia. With the help of top radio personality, Shack N'd Pack, at over 40 sites across major brands such as ExxonMobil and Shell, customers could be registered to join the loyalty programs FRN or Plenti and receive free prizes. We shared with customers the new offers for the revamped FRN loyalty program that now allows customers to link their Giant account to the Shell loyalty platform and earn them extra points toward gas savings. With our ExxonMobil locations, customers could sign up on Plenti, the innovative coalition-based loyalty program and save on their next fill-up. Rain or Shine, the summer was busy and customers had a blast signing-up, grabbing cool prizes, and saving on their gas! Check out our Station Locator to find the nearest station to you: http://capitolpetro.com/findalocation

Covenant House Washington 2017 "Night of Stars" Gala

Covenant House Washington held their annual "Night of Stars" Gala on June 1, 2017. The Gala serves as a night to "recognize the individuals and organizations who've helped change the lives of homeless, disconnected, and exploited youth". Entertainment was provided by Oscar nominee Keith Robinson, comedian Cocoa Brown, and local D.C. band "X-Factor". It was a fun night for a great cause highlighted by seeing some of the recent college graduates who have benefited from Covenant House programs. To learn more about Covenant House - Washington DC visit their site here.

  

CPG serves at the 40th Annual March for Babies

 

Capitol Petroleum Group has been a proud sponsor of the March of Dimes for the last six years during their annual March for Babies event. This year the event was held on Saturday May 6th, 2017 at the Nationals Park Stadium in Washington, D.C. Employees, friends, and family members came together to fundraise and walk the event, rain or shine, crossing the home plate in the stadium. To learn more about the services and resources March of Dimes offers to families and newborns nationwide please visit their website here and show your support.

American Heart Association

 

  

  

For the third time, Capitol Petroleum Group served as a sponsor and participated in the annual American Heart Association Charity Golf Tournament on April 25th at Manassas Golf Course. Despite a rainy forecast, there was a significant turnout and the event raised over $214,000! The CPG team managed to perform really well and had fun playing golf and raising awareness. To learn more about AHA's work in the community and how to help please visit their site here.

CPG lends a hand at the OCASE Foundation's Inaugral Gala

 

 

Capitol Petroleum Group has been a long-time supporter of the OCASE Foundation (DC) and this year helped them usher in their Inaugural Benefit Gala on February 18th at the Sphinx Club in downtown Washington, DC. The event aimed to fundraise for their programs which promotes and supports extracurricular activities and athletics in public, private, and charter schools in D.C. They host a number of events all year from providing thousands of backpacks and school supplies at the start of the school year to a basketball clinic to a parents summit week aimed at empowering parents with networking sessions, education on latest school regulations and practices and resources for their children. Capitol Petroleum Group has seen the OCASE Foundation grow it's efforts in the community and proud to support as they expanded their efforts with this year's gala which featured live performance by the legendary Regina Belle and honorees Paul Barry (former anchor at WJLA), Angela Brock (local businesswoman and community leader), Diane Groomes (Asst. Police Chief), Courtney Snowden (Deputy Mayor of Greater Economic Opportunity), and Lucille W. Hester (educator and respected community leader/mentor). To learn more about the OCASE Foundation and how you can support their efforts please visit their website here.

CPG marks its' 5th year with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

For the past five years, Capitol Petroleum Group has served as a sponsor and participated with a walk team for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk.  The Light the Night walk is a benefit to fund a research for blood cancer cures.  Each year the team grows in number and personal fundraising goals to help raise as many funds as possible for LLS.

This year, our corporate sponsorship and the walkers’ fundraising contributed almost $8,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The walk was held Saturday, October 15th 2015 at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. Thousands turned out to support LLS with an evening full of games, food, and fundraising. To learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and how you can be involved in their Annual Light the Night Walk, please visit their website here.

CPG's Summer of Customer Appreciation Events

 

Capitol Petroleum Group held numerous customer appreciation events at various stations in the DC-Metro area throughout the summer of 2016. The events occurred at different branded locations such as Exxon, Shell and Valero with top radio station WPGC 95.5 and radio personality Shack-Nd-Pack on hand to play music, games, and hand out giveaways. In addition, customers had a chance to receive gas cards, ice cream, and refreshments during the events while they learned about the various branded loyalty programs that could help them save money on their next fuel purchase.

CPG celebrates a 'Summer of Plenti'

Throughout this past summer, Capitol Petroleum Group held events at various ExxonMobil gas stations to help promote and register customers to the Plenti loyalty program. We partnered with top radio personality Shack-Nd-Pack to engage customers about how they can earn points on fuel and c-store purchases with their Plenti card and redeem those points in the future to potentially get free gas and other rewrads through participating retailers. This innovative program is first of it's kind with a coalition of retailers such as American Express, Macy's, Nationwide Insurance, and Enterprise. To learn more about the Plenti loyalty program check it out here.

CPG serves as a sponsor at 2016 QSAC Gala

 

        

Capitol Petroleum Group was in attendance on June 14th at QSAC's Annual Gala held in The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon with community leaders, business owners, and sponsors coming together to celebrate the incredible work QSAC does in providing services and support to individuals with autistism and their familes. Through sponsorship and a silent auction, the event was able to successfully fundraise nearly $450,000! To learn about QSAC's work in the New York and New Jersey community, visit their website here.

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Every year the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program provides a holiday helping hand to over 6,000 families in the Washington metro area.  This year with less than a week before the donation day around $20,000 in gifts were stolen from the DC Salvation Army.  Capitol Petroleum Group is proud to be part of a community that stepped up and rose over $40,000 to replace the gifts in such a short notice.  Pictured below are some of the sponsors and gifts. 

 

CPG nominates District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) to receive ExxonMobil Corporation

 

Every year the ExxonMobil Foundation awards grants to organizations that are nominated by branded wholesalers in different markets throughout the U.S. The organizations that are nominated are focused on providing educational services and support within their community, especially through STEM programs. This year, Capitol Petroleum Group, nominated DC-College Access Program (CAP) and was able to award $4,000 towards scholarships for graduating high school students. DC-CAP is committed to providing services to high school students from public and public-charter schools, regardless of academic history, income, and personal history. Also, they continue to provide support to the students for up to five years after the graduate from high school. To learn more about DC-CAP visit their site here.

CPG sponsored team at the Nation's Triathlon

 

The Nation's Triathlon is an annual event that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event features a relay course consisting of a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course throughout the city and a 10k run around historical landmarks. CPG helped sponsor a local relay team consisting of local athletes and Howard University students. The team had a successful finish in the race coming in fifth in their division. to learn more about the Nation's Triathlon visit their site here

CPG returns to 'Light the Night' in DC for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

                                                

For the fourth year in a row, Capitol Petroleum Group served as a sponsor and organized a walk team for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. The Light the Night walk is a benefit to fund research for blood cancer cures.  This challenged walkers to reach their $100 goal to become a Champion for the Cure. The CPG walk team consisted of twelve walkers and fundraised over $4,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The walk was held Saturday, October 17th, at Freedom Plaza in the heart of the nation's capital.  Hundreds participated in the three-mile walk around the U.S. Capitol building providing for a picturesque walk.  It was a good time for a great cause. To learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and how you can be involved in their Annual Light the Night Walk, please visit their website here.

                                                                                                                                                                            

CPG at the 4th Annual CITGO/MDA Linden Terminal Classic

 

CITGO and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) held their 4th Annual Golf Tournament hosted by Linden Terminal in New Jersey. The event was held at the beautiful Wild Turkey Golf Course at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. CITGO Wholesalers, vendors, and retailers all came together to sponsor and support the event with all the proceeds going to MDA. CPG served as a Drives for the Cure Sponsor and sent a foursome to play in the tournament. It was a successful event with clear skies, dozes of teams competing on a beautiful course in support of an important cause! To learn more about MDA check them out here.

  

 

CPG Celebrates Shell Duke Street Re-Grand Opening!

                                                                                              

Capitol Petroleum Group partnered with WPGC for a re-grand opening station event at the 2922 Duke Street Shell Station in Alexandria, Virginia.  Customers participated in Fuel Rewards Network contests and learned a lot about a great program.  Capitol Petroleum Group employees handed out ice cream, FRN reward cards, discount coupons along with assorted Shell merchandise.  Gas was also sold at a discount bringing in drivers from all over the metro area to learn about Shell’s new V-Power Nitro Plus gasoline and the Fuel Rewards Network program.   To learn more about Shell’s new V-Power Nitro Plus gasoline, please visit here.

           

 

 

CPG sponsored local Virginia Glory Elite Softball team scores high at Nationals!

 

 

The Virginia Glory Elite girls softball team traveled to the PGF Nationals  at Huntington Beach in Irvine, California. Capitol Petroleum Group has been a long-time supporter of the local all-girls softball team and is excited to see the Glory-Mertz 16U's go 8-2 overall at PGF Nationals and finish as the highest finishing team in the East region for the second year in a row! Wins came over: SoCal Athletics, LA Marucci Patriots, Cal Grapettes, Texas Glory, Cal Crusiers, CA Valley Stompers, AZ Impact and KC Peppers. Dating back to last summer, the team's overall PGF Nationals record is 14-4 (6-0 in pool play).  To read more about the program, the teams, the players, and the coaches, please go here

CPG at the #PlentiTogether Concert!

 

   

 

To celebrate the new innovative coalition loyalty program, Plenti, a fun concert was held with major artists Nick Jonas, Keith Urban and Pitbull at the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The #PlentiTogether concert was held with hundreds of Plenti members in attendance and many more were able to sign-up on the spot in the ballroom. Learn more about this new US-based loyalty program and sign up today!

CPG in attendance as Covenant House of Washington celebrates 20th Anniversary