Fuel funding for United Way during Pilot Pumpers

September 21, 2017

Local celebrities to greet Pilot customers during three-day event

Pull into a local Pilot, let a celebrity pump the gas and help the United Way of Greater Knoxville improve the lives of people in your community.

Dozens of Knoxville celebrities, including media personalities, University of Tennessee coaches and elected officials, will pump gas for Pilot customers during the 25th annual Pilot Celebrity Pumpers, Oct. 2-4.

During the three-day event, Pilot will donate 5 cents of every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 cents of every dollar spent in-store to the United Way. The event takes place at all Knox County Pilot Convenience Store locations.

“Pilot Pumpers has grown significantly throughout the past 25 years, and each year I’m increasingly impressed by the generosity of the local celebrities who are willing to donate their time to benefit the United Way of Greater Knoxville,” said Pilot founder Jim Haslam. “We encourage everyone to fuel up at Pilot and help us give back to an organization that gives so much to our community.”

Pilot Celebrity Pumpers is the single-largest special event fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Knoxville’s annual campaign. The 2016 event totaled a record $93,350, and since its inception, the event has raised more than $1.2 million for United Way.

Celebrity pumpers this year include Pilot Flying J NASCAR driver Michael Annett, University of Tennessee Athletics Director John Currie, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with other officeholders and local television and radio personalities.

For more information, visit www.pilotpumpers.com.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot operates 38 convenience stores in Tennessee.