Celebs raise funds for United Way

Approximately 70 elected officials and media personalities will help Pilot stores support the United Way of Greater Knoxville Oct. 6-8, 2014.

During the three-day event, Pilot will donate five cents of every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 percent of in-store sales at all Knox County locations to the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

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“Thanks to our great customers, Pilot has been able to support the United Way through this event for more than two decades,” said Jim Haslam, Pilot founder and chairman. “We are grateful to the local celebrities who donate their time over these three days, and we are particularly thankful for the United Way and its partner agencies for the work they do year-round to help those in need throughout our community.”

Last year, the event raised a record $86,200, and since its inception, has raised a total of more than $1 million for United Way.

Celebrity pumpers this year include Pilot Flying J NASCAR driver Michael Annett, University of Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart, University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick, University of Tennessee Men’s Basketball Coach Donnie Tyndall, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot operates 40 convenience stores in Tennessee.