Oct. 6, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Dave Hart and Women's Basketball Head Coach Holly Warlick have agreed to volunteer their time once again with the Pilot Celebrity Pumpers program.
Hart and Warlick will be among approximately 70 elected officials, media personalities and sports figures who help Pilot support the United Way of Greater Knoxville during the annual Pilot Celebrity Pumpers event.
Both are scheduled to appear at the Pilot store on Cumberland Ave. Hart is slated to pump gas from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Tues., Oct. 8, while Warlick will work her shift on Weds., Oct. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m.
During the three-day event, Oct. 7-9, Pilot will donate five cents for every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 cents for every dollar of in-store sales at all Knox County locations to the United Way of Greater Knoxville.
"The United Way of Greater Knoxville and Pilot share the same goal to make a positive, lasting impact in our community," said Pilot Founder and Chairman James A. Haslam II. "During Pilot Celebrity Pumpers, we are able to partner with community members across Knoxville, who help by simply filling up their gas tanks or picking up some groceries."
Pilot Celebrity Pumpers is the single-largest special event fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Knoxville's annual campaign. The 2012 event raised $64,950.
Celebrity pumpers this year include Hart, Warlick, Pilot Flying J NASCAR driver Michael Annett, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Duncan, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with a host of other state and local officials and local television and radio personalities. For a complete listing of celebrity pumper times and locations, visit the Media Room at http://www.moxleycarmichael.com.
"This fundraising tradition would never be possible without the generosity of so many elected officials, media representatives and other celebrities who are willing to donate their time for this important cause," Haslam said. "Most importantly, we thank our loyal customers who make it a point to fill up their gas tanks during Pilot Pumpers and therefore make this United Way donation possible."