For Immediate Release

Driving Change: Par Hawaii Gears Up for Annual Fundraiser

for Special Olympics Hawaii Athletes

This year’s 19th Annual Fueling Dreams campaign runs April 1 – May 13, 2024
at more than 30 participating Hele stores statewide

Fueling Dreams Photos:

Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaii

HONOLULU – The return of Par Hawaii’s annual Fueling Dreams campaign is helping Special Olympics Hawaii athletes on their journey for gold. From April 1, through May 13, 2024, Hawaii drivers can put the pedal to the metal and drive support for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes by making a donation at 33 participating Hele stores across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui. All donations received will provide opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and compete free of charge.

“Our entire team is honored to partner with such an amazing organization like Special Olympics Hawaii and are very passionate about supporting their work to transform and empower the lives of local athletes with intellectual disabilities,” said Par Hawaii’s Vice President – Hawaii Retail, John Peyton. “We appreciate the generosity of our customers to help raise funds for Special Olympics Hawaii’s sports, health, leadership, and inclusionary programs.”

Par Hawaii, marketer of Hele and 76 Hawaii, has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics Hawaii for more than three decades. To date, the Fueling Dreams campaign has raised more than $1,005,120 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the continued support that we receive from Par Hawaii and their team every year,” said Special Olympics Hawaii’s President & CEO, Dan Epstein. “Par Hawaii does so much for the community and plays such a valuable role in creating opportunities for our local athletes.”

All donations received from the Fueling Dreams campaign allow Special Olympics Hawaii to continue to provide programs and training – both online and in-person – for more than 6,000 athletes and Unified partners across Hawaii.

Special Olympics Hawaii provides year-round sports programs and training for athletes with intellectual disabilities, free of charge. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities and raising awareness to build an inclusive and unified community.

For more information on the annual Fueling Dreams campaign or on Special Olympics Hawaii, please visit You can also follow Special Olympics Hawaii on Twitter,, on Facebook at, and on Instagram at


About Special Olympics Hawaii

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance, and inactivity they face.

Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown and now serves over 6,000 athletes and Unified partners across the State of Hawaii. Through the unwavering commitment of 10,000 volunteers, along with community supporters, corporate partners and foundations, Special Olympics Hawaii delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and over 50 competitions, hundreds of health screenings, and inclusive programming in more than 70 schools annually.

There is never a fee to any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs. Engage with us on: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more at

About Par Hawaii

Par Hawaii, which ranked first in the Hawaii Business Top 250 company in terms of revenue, is the state’s leading provider of transportation fuels. It is headquartered in Honolulu and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston, Texas-based Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. Par Hawaii owns the state’s only petroleum refinery in Kapolei, Oahu, and is investing $90 million to reconfigure one of the refinery’s processing units to produce plant-based renewable fuels by 2025. Par Hawaii’s statewide fuel distribution system includes pipelines on Oahu and storage facilities on all major neighbor islands. It markets gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel through its network of 76 and Hele retail stations throughout Hawaii, and operates the Hele convenience stores. Visit