After 100 years of operation in Jamaica, the Texaco brand – under the GB Energy banner – went the extra mile after its recently concluded Texaco Centenary Cash Bonanza Promotion and has pledged $1 million to 10 schools across the island.
The announcement came at from George Simpson, Retail Manager of GB Energy/Texaco Jamaica, on November 28 at the Hyundai Showroom, New Kingston, where the company handed out the contest’s grand prize to Portmore resident David Dalling.
“We are happy that we were able to give back to over 500 customers.”— Texaco’s George Simpson
Simpson said the donation was part of the community development aspect of the promotion. The money will be used in partnership with the Ministry of Education to advance their National Mathematics Programme. The 10 institutions will receive $100,000 each towards the creation of a Mathematics Lab.
“The response from our customers during the entire 100 days was just incredible. The promotion reached a wide cross-section of the public, and we are happy that we were able to give back to over 500 customers during such a milestone anniversary for the company,” said Simpson.
Running from August 1 to November 8, 100 days in celebration of the company’s centenary, the promotion handed out $20,000 to 500 lucky customers, but the luckiest of them all was Dalling who took home a 2019 Hyundai Tuscon SUV after almost not entering the contest.
“I could not believe it when I was informed I was the winner. I honestly thought that I was dreaming,” Dalling said.
Grateful for the vehicle, he explained that it couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as he’d lost his car last year to theft which had impacted his ability to do his job.
— Written by Nichola Beckford