PARIS – Special Olympics athletes will line up, side by side, with local officers and coaches and volunteers to pump gas to raise money for Special Olympics Maine on Saturday, May 28.

In return, Irving Oil will donate 5 cents for every gallon of gas purchased. For the past two years, Irving Oil, in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, has conducted a “Serve and Protect” program at 50 of their stations across Maine. The promotion raised $108,000 last year for Special Olympics Maine.

Local Irving stations participating will be 32 Main St., South Paris, and 211 Mayville Road, Bethel.

In addition, local athletes, coaches and volunteers will wash cars and sell baked goods. Typically, funds raised at this time of the year are used to help send athletes to the Maine Summer Olympics Games at the University of Maine in Orono. This year’s games are set for June 9 through 12.

To find out more, contact Cara Maloney at 743-8914, ext. 7004.

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