The Oneida Indian Nation’s Maple Leaf Markets and SāvOn Convenience Stores continued their longstanding partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help make a difference in the Central New York community. Over the past 15 years, the Oneida Indian Nation and its Maple Leaf and SāvOn stores have raised more than $250,000 for the MDA, including $12,047.80 in its most recent campaign.

With money raised during the MDA’s summer camp mobiles initiative, the Oneida Indian Nation helped the MDA send area children to summer camp at no cost to their families.

“The Oneida Indian Nation is proud to continue this strong association with the MDA, over the past 15 years this partnership has been very successful and has helped raise a lot of money for a worthy cause,” said Chuck Fougnier, Oneida Indian Nation Council Member and chairman of the Oneida Nation Foundation, during a check presentation to the MDA Oct. 7, 2019.

MDA of Syracuse Development Coordinator, Karen Fink, was presented the check by Fougnier and several store managers and assistant managers.

Pictured, left to right: Retail staff members Frank Hopseker, Stephan Sims, Tina Abbott, Dustin Eddy, MDA of Syracuse Development Coordinator, Karen Fink; Oneida Indian Nation Wolf Clan Council Member and Chairman of the Oneida Nation Foundation, Chuck Fougnier, retail staff members Carol Shay, Amanda Christman, Phil White, Zach Eddy and Patricia Dixion.