Sheetz sponsors the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

$100,000 donation to help send more than 2,000 athletes to 2017 Special Olympics Games

ALTOONA, Pa, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for 65 years, is proud to sponsor the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Penn State University. The event will gather more than 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate in a 5K run or 2 mile family fun walk benefiting the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

“At Sheetz, we are deeply committed to supporting the communities we serve,” said Ryan Sheetz, assistant vice president of brand strategy for Sheetz. “This event will help send more than 2,000 athletes to the 2017 Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Summer Games this June. But it’s about much more than that; it’s about transforming lives through the joy of sport, teamwork and friendship. It’s about unleashing the greatness that lives within all of us.”

Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at Medlar Field and the Run will begin at approximately 11 a.m. in the vicinity of the Bryce Jordan Center on Curtin Road. The run will move through Penn State University campus and conclude with runners racing through the Beaver Stadium Tunnel and onto the Nittany Lions’ home turf to “finish at the fifty!”

Interested participants can register ahead of time online or onsite the day of the event. Students receive a special discounted rate of $20 and should bring their PSU ID to the race. All participants will receive an official Beaver Stadium Run t-shirt, bottled water, and other refreshments.

For more information and to register for the race, go to

About Sheetz, Inc.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $5.6 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates more than 545 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook ( and Instagram (

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SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.