McDougall Energy and Esso Community Program Announce $10,000 Gold Level Sponsorship of the Ontario Special Olympics

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario, December 5, 2018 – McDougall Energy together with Imperial’s Esso Community Program, are pleased to sponsor the Ontario Special Olympics taking place in Sault Ste. Marie from January 31 to February 3, 2019. The $10,000 sponsorship recognizes McDougall Energy as a Gold Level Sponsor of the games.  The Gold sponsorship also supports 10 athletes through the “Adopt an Athlete Program”.

The 2019 games will see nearly 500 athletes along with coaches, family and friends visit Sault Ste. Marie to participate in and view competitions in six winter sports: Nordic Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Curling and Snowshoeing.  They also expect to have 500 volunteers supporting the games.

“This is an exciting event for Sault Ste. Marie and McDougall Energy” commented Darren McDougall, President of McDougall Energy.  “We have long been a supporter of athletics within this community and across the province.  These athletes work so hard to get to this level of competition and we’re proud to support and encourage their commitment and determination”.

Jennifer McDougall, Director of Human Resources and Cathy Neufeld, Corporate Marketing Manager of McDougall Energy, met with Constable Shaun Beaulieu, Games Manager of the Ontario Special Olympics 2019 Provincial Winter Games, and Hugh Stevenson, Chief of Police, Sault Ste. Marie, to present the ceremonial cheque.

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Pictured in photo (l to r):  Harvey Arcangeletti, Special Olympics Athlete, Hugh Stevenson, Chief of Police, Sault Ste. Marie, Cathy Neufeld, Corporate Marketing Manager, McDougall Energy, Jennifer McDougall, Director of Human Resources, McDougall Energy, Kristen Bonenfant, Special Olympics Athlete, Constable Shaun Beaulieu, Games Manager of the Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Provincial Winter Games.

The 2019 Ontario Special Olympics, which will take place in Sault Ste. Marie, are a Provincial Level competition.  Provincial games are held on a rotating basis over a four-year period.  Athletes, based on age, gender, performance and regional endorsement, are selected from Provincial Games to advance to National Games.

Good luck to all of the Special Olympics Athletes!

About McDougall Energy

McDougall Energy is a Canadian, privately owned, family business which has been serving energy customers for over 70 years. McDougall Energy is a marketer and distributor of heating oil, propane, gasoline, diesel fuel and commercial lubricants as well as an Esso-branded bulk fuel distributor. McDougall Energy is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies seven years in a row and most recently received Platinum status. Now in its third generation of ownership, the energy company serves communities throughout Ontario. The company is headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. To learn more about McDougall Energy, visit

About Special Olympics Ontario

Special Olympics Ontario is part of a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Special Olympics encourages sports and fun, bringing people together and breaks down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities through a unified sports approach. For more information, visit

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