Prairie Oil & Gas Boosts School Spirit

Prairie Oil & Gas recently announced a $3,700 donation to various Rush Springs school programs. A total of $2,500 will be divided among student organizations who weren’t able to fundraise as usual at this year’s rain-soaked Watermelon Festival. In addition, Prairie Oil & Gas is supporting the high school’s spirit days by purchasing T-shirts for all students, a donation worth $1,200.

In a charitable giving survey recently distributed by Prairie Oil & Gas, a majority of respondents voted to see the company support education among other important causes. This donation is one of many Prairie Oil & Gas donations planned this year throughout the state.
“It is important to us that we support the communities where we operate in a way that matters most to them,” said Tyler McKaig, co-founder of Prairie Oil & Gas. “We hope these funds provide students with positive, memorable experiences.”

School organizations benefiting from the Watermelon Festival donation include the Senior Class of 2018, High School Cheer, the Robotics Program, Softball, Future Farmers of America, Band, Junior High Cheer, and the Senior Class of 2019.

“We appreciate any support of Rush Springs, the residents and especially the schools, a cornerstone of our community,” said Renee Hoover-Payton, 2017 Watermelon Festival co-chair and Lions Club president. “We are absolutely thrilled Prairie Oil & Gas is helping school organizations reach fundraising goals, so students can continue to do great things.”

The T-shirt donation idea came from conversations between Prairie Oil & Gas staff members and High School Principal Carl Gaebler. He wants students to be able to wear matching shirts on spirit days to strengthen their sense of unity.

“This donation is a great sign of the community-wide support we have, and it ensures we continue tradition,” Gaebler said.

Prairie Oil & Gas was on hand at Rush Springs High School on Tuesday to make presentations to the specific organizations and school personnel. They also joined Lion’s Club for lunch.

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