HOUSTON, Tex. The Transport Group of Shell Lubricants recently donated US$100,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and made one kid’s wish come true.
Shell made the donation during an event at Pennzoil Place in Houston, where Amir, a 14-year-old boy from Pearland, Texas, had his own wish granted and accepted a $100,000 contribution on behalf of Make-A-Wish from product representatives for Shell ROTELLA T.
The funds were pledged to Make-A-Wish in 2004 for the purpose of granting five wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. Amir’s wish was simply to have a big-screen TV so he could watch his favorite team the Houston Rockets, in action. After a limo ride with is mother and sister from Pearland to downtown Houston, Amir got his wish – but not before he was treated to a few other surprises as well. With a gift certificate from the Transport Group, he selected a remote-controlled Hummer from the company store. Then, after being greeted by Shell employees in a 20th floor reception area, he was presented with an official Rockets team jersey, an autographed tee shirt and cap, and four tickets to any Rockets game of his choice. On top of that, he received a bag full of ROTELLA T memorabilia and plenty of games and accessories to enhance his new 56-inch TV.
Dennis Doggett, Director Transport Marketing; Patty Lanning, Manager Transport Group Marketing; and Scott Harvey, Shell ROTELLA T Installed Channel Manager, made the presentations in a balloon-filled room that included representatives from Make-A-Wish and a group of enthusiastic Shell employees.
Earlier in November, a pair of 8-year-old twins from Madison, Indiana, were the first Shell ROTELLA T “Wish Kids.” The combined wishes of the twins, Jake and Trey, were for a game room with arcade toys in their home, and a fully loaded entertainment center. In partnership with Speedco, who hosted the event at their Truck Lube in Indianapolis, the boys got their wishes at a celebration that included remote controlled car races and a tour of a big rig on the Speedco grounds.
With two more wishes still to be granted through its contribution, the Transport Group is looking forward to more opportunities to make some important wished come true.
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