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Why We Give: Lucas Oil Center

WIKY check presentation (provided)
WIKY check presentation (provided)

For the past ten years, Lucas Oil Center in Evansville has hosted a giveback event supporting Riley Children’s Foundation and the amazing work they do to help kids who need lifesaving care. What began as a one-day event has now grown into a full weekend and a car show. This was the second year for the Riley Giveback Weekend, which took place from July 21-23.

The biggest part of our Riley Giveback Weekend, the car show, had 102 cars register and raised over $2,000 through registration fees and People’s Choice Award voting fees. In addition, fifteen percent of the proceeds from all car washes throughout the weekend and fifteen percent of the proceeds from all oil changes on Saturday were donated to Riley. During the weekend, our staff at both locations wore red Riley Giveback Weekend shirts as they worked to help promote the event.

Thanks to our partners at Lucas Oil Products, we also had something new to offer during this year’s Riley Giveback Weekend. They donated four tickets to any 2023-2034 Indianapolis Colts home game to give away to one lucky customer who stopped in for an oil change or car wash.

Last year, Lucas Oil Center raised $3,900. This year, our grand fundraising total was $6,000. With a matching gift from our partners at Lucas Oil Products we were able to donate $12,000 to Riley Children’s Foundation this year. Our marketing manager, Chris Payne, and owner, Bill Floyd, proudly presented the check at WIKY’s annual Riley Radiothon on August 10.

Lucas Oil Center has a strong family connection with Riley Children’s Foundation as two of owner Bill Floyd’s grandchildren have received critical care at Riley Children’s Health. We are proud to be able to support such a great cause year after year, and we’re looking forward to making next year’s giveback weekend even bigger.