Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a nationwide distributor of propane, renewable propane, fuel oil, and related products and services, has collaborated with Camp Cole, a Columbia area camp retreat facility, to provide a variety of adaptive sporting equipment. This equipment will provide significant aid in the development of a new recreational complex for campers to enjoy year-round. Volunteers from Suburban Propane’s local offices assembled the equipment, painted kindness rocks to beautify the area, and painted four square courts in the golf cart parking spots beside the cabins.
Eastover Mayor Philip Gunter said of the collaboration, “I want to express my great appreciation to Suburban Propane for making such a generous contribution to Camp Cole. Suburban Propane recognizes the incredible reward that sporting equipment provides for year-round campers facing challenges that are adaptive and inclusive across all ages. It means a lot to give that kind of support for our Camp Cole community, and we’re enormously grateful.”
“We are humbled and honored to work with so many incredible organizations that are truly making a difference in their communities,” said Nandini Sankara, spokesperson for Suburban Propane. “Camp Cole’s mission is to create a place for others to shine, and we hope our donation efforts will do just that, allowing campers to experience and enjoy recreational activities during what may be a difficult time in their lives.”
“With the help of Suburban Propane, Camp Cole is able to purchase adaptive and inclusive equipment to help children, teens, and adults participate in the transformative camp experience. Furthermore, campers will be able to engage in team building and beneficial sports games and activities,” states founder and executive director Kelsey Carter.
In addition to representatives from Suburban Propane and Camp Cole, State Senator Thomas McElveen (D-35) was also able to attend and take part in the activities.
“Today’s event is a fantastic example of how businesses can positively impact the community in a really meaningful way,” said Senator McElveen. “Camp Cole’s mission to provide a much-needed respite for those facing physical, mental, or emotional challenges will certainly be amplified by Suburban Propane’s generous donation and volunteerism, and I am so pleased to be part of today’s efforts.”
The collaboration with Camp Cole is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares corporate initiative, which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across the company’s footprint.
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