Customers and Employees of TravelCenters of America LLC raise over $200,000 for St. Christopher's Development and Relief Fund. BAND TOGETHER Promotion Leads to Largest Ever Contribution

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Customers and employees of TravelCenters of America LLC Banded Together nationwide with the St. Christopher Trucker Development and Relief Fund and raised $211,115 for drivers in need, through their first ever, Band Together fund raising promotion during October.

During the promotion, employees at participating TA and Petro Stopping Centers locations asked customers to purchase silicone wristbands for $1 each throughout the month of October. Customers could purchase wristbands while dining at the company's full-service restaurant or while visiting the travel stores and fuel islands. In return for their donation, customers also signed a banner in the full service restaurant to recognize their support for needy truckers. TA and Petro employees also donated at the company's Westlake, Ohio headquarters and at each travel center location.

TravelCenters of America President & CEO Thomas M. O'Brien, appeared live in-studio on the Dave Nemo program to personally deliver the check. Dave Nemo, heard daily on Sirius/XM's Road Dog Channel, is one of the founders of the St.

Christopher's Fund. Dr. Donna Kennedy, the charity's Executive Director, and Tim Ridley, a member of the St. Christopher's Fund board of directors, all participated together for the show's announcement.

"As a full-service travel center chain, we are thrilled to participate with the St. Christopher's Fund and deliver its largest ever fund raising contribution," said O'Brien. "Our customers and our employees really enjoyed "Banding Together" to help truck drivers in need." The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers who have medical problems and cannot otherwise afford healthcare.

SCF also conducts health research to benefit professional drivers and the trucking industry. For more information, please visit

About TravelCenters of America LLC TravelCenters of America LLC (TA), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands. With convenient locations on interstate exits, TA offers its customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, full and quick-service restaurants, heavy truck maintenance services, 24-hour convenience stores, electronic communication (WiFi) and other services --- all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters of America, please visit

SOURCE: TravelCenters of America LLC CONTACT: TravelCenters of America Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364 Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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