The Oneida Indian Nation and its 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 14 years, the Oneida Indian Nation and its SāvOn stores have raised more than $240,000 for the MDA, and hit its personal best mark this year raising $11,917.

Through the money raised during the MDA’s annual Shamrocks initiative, SāvOn stores helped the MDA improve the lives of families living with muscular dystrophy.

“Our relationship with the MDA over these 14 years has been wonderful and the Oneida Nation is proud to partner with such a fantastic organization, and contribute to a very worthwhile cause,” said Chuck Fougnier, Oneida Nation Wolf Clan Council Member and Chairman of the Oneida Nation Foundation, during a check presentation to MDA officials April 18.

MDA of Syracuse Executive Director, Tony Ortega, and Fundraising Coordinator, Karen Fink were presented the check by Chuck and several of the SāvOn store managers and assistant managers. Karen said, “The Nation and SāvOn are very supportive and we are honored to have worked with them for all these years in support of the MDA’s mission.”

Pictured, left to right: SāvOn managers Tina Abbott, Linda Harrington, Stephen Sims; MDA of Syracuse Fundraising Coordinator, Karen Fink; Oneida Nation Wolf Clan Council Member and Chairman of the Oneida Nation Foundation, Chuck Fougnier; MDA of Syracuse Executive Director, Tony Ortega; SāvOn managers Dustin Eddy, Zach Eddy, Joe Ingalls, Maren Perry, Ruthann Cadrette, Jeannette Forbes and Chris Walters.