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Written on: October 30, 2023

Custom-wrapped Brightstar bobtail will generate both financial support and
awareness of the need to change the way the world views Down syndrome

EDP revealed the bobtail and announced its financial commitment at an event October 27 With October recognized as Down Syndrome Awareness Month, EDP has partnered with GiGi’s Playhouse on an initiative to help change the way the world views Down syndrome.

On Friday, October 27, EDP unveiled a custom-wrapped bobtail at the GiGi’s Playhouse in Deerfield, Illinois. The event was attended by families served by the Deerfield GiGi’s facility along with several EDP executives and their families. The unveiling of the custom-wrapped bobtail was a surprise to EDP team members in attendance who have family members touched by Down syndrome.

GiGi’s Playhouse – a national organization with 58 locations across the U.S. and Mexico – is working to change the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis, and to send a global message of acceptance for all. Every day they provide free, life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career-training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages. At the event, EDP’s President and Chief Operating Officer Boyd McGathey revealed the bobtail and announced a commitment to donate one cent per gallon delivered by the Brightstar Propane delivery truck over the next 12 months, or a minimum of $5,000.The Brightstar bobtail is just one of 10 bobtails at various EDP operations across the country that donate a percentage of sales to various charities.

“We are thrilled to establish this partnership with GiGi’s Playhouse and make this commitment to such an amazing organization,” said McGathey. “Down syndrome touches many families, including our EDP family, so we are eager to not only make a financial commitment to GiGi’s, but also – thanks to the exciting graphics on the bobtail – raise awareness of this wonderful organization and what it is doing to support families with a Down syndrome member.”

About EDP

Chicago, Illinois-based EDP is a rapidly growing company with deep experience in retail and commercial propane sales, operations and finance. The company provides safe, reliable propane service to residential and commercial customers in 19 states. EDP pursues a long-term strategy of purchasing/partnering with successful operations in propane and other fuels, retaining the brand name, preserving local management and delegating to leaders in local communities. EDP is actively seeking to expand its national footprint and diversify through the addition of new
retail propane and light fuels operations. For more information, please visit www.edplp.net.