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Golf Tournament Raises Record Amount for Scholarships
On July 22, Wright Express sponsored its Third Annual Golf Tournament at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth. Over one hundred forty Wright Express customers, suppliers, and friends participated in the event, which raised $21,000 toward computer science scholarships at the University of Southern Maine. Among the prizes were two round-trip plane tickets from Hurley Travel and a GMC truck for a hole-in-one from Weirs Motor Sales. Michael Dubyak, president and CEO of Wright Express, called the effort "golf with a purpose."
USM President Richard Pattenaude noted the far-reaching benefits of the scholarships: "Too many of our students face demanding financial and personal challenges that are a barrier to their success. The most powerful tool we have to help build the new economy is the support that helps talented students obtain a college education. USM counts on private donations to provide the bulk of the support."
Wright Express is a USM Corporate Partner and a donor of computer equipment to the "Maine Computers in the Schools" program. The scholarships are part of Wright Express's commitment to support computer science instruction at all levels of education and to encourage enterprising young people to stay in Maine.
South Portland-based Wright Express is the leading provider of fleet charge cards to the fleet maintenance and fueling industry with its cards accepted at more than 160,000 locations. Wright Express also provides information management, payment processing, and financial services to fleets through card partnerships. Through its own universal fleet card program, its partnersÕ card programs and its MasterCard program, Wright Express has 3.8 million commercial cards in its markets. Wright Express LLC, a subsidiary of Cendant Corp., employs more than 640 people at its headquarters in South Portland, Maine and its subsidiary in Salt Lake City.
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