Mercy Street Receives $150,000 Donation From Energy Transfer And Sunoco

Donation will support Mercy Street's mission through sports programming
By: Mercy Street Inc
Mercy Street & Energy Transfer Representatives
Mercy Street & Energy Transfer Representatives
DALLAS - Aug. 5, 2021 - PRLog -- Mercy Street Sports, the sports ministry of Mercy Street, a Christian non-profit organization based in West Dallas, today received a $150,000 donation from Dallas-based Energy Transfer and the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation as part of an ongoing partnership to support sports programming. Since 2013, Energy Transfer and its executives, along with the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation, have provided more than $950,000 to Mercy Street in support of its mission to cultivate mutually transforming relationships with inner-city youth through sports, Christian mentoring, and leadership development.

"This incredible gift from our partners at Energy Transfer and Sunoco will have immense impact on the children that live and play here," said Carlton Oby, Executive Director of Mercy Street. "It would be impossible to carry out our mission without committed partners like Energy Transfer and Sunoco. Beyond just a financial partner, they provide volunteers, encouragement, organizational wisdom. We are forever grateful for their ongoing commitment to invest in the lives of the families we serve."

"Both Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP have longstanding commitments to strengthen local communities, and we recognize that the programming provided by Mercy Street for the children who live in inner-city Dallas is invaluable," said Chris Curia, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Energy Transfer. "We are proud to support such a great organization and its inspirational leaders who help make West Dallas a safer, stronger community."

Energy Transfer and Sunoco, LP, both belonging to the Energy Transfer family of companies donated a total of $460,000 to Mercy Street in 2017 to fund the construction and operation of a soccer field. Mercy Street's state-of-the-art Sports Complex, made possible by multiple local donors and businesses, now also includes full-size high school and youth baseball fields, two futsal fields, and a full-size football field.

Mercy Street, Inc. started in 2003 with a mentoring program as the main vehicle for reaching the community and building future leaders in West Dallas to ultimately bring positive change to the area. Realizing the needs reached beyond mentorship, Mercy Street decided to add sports as part of their programming and in 2005, Mercy Street began Mercy Street Sports as another vehicle to serve and impact the community of West Dallas. Today, Mercy Street Sports has multiple sports programs throughout the year and that focus on building strong healthy youth and families in West Dallas, South Dallas and the Vickery Meadow area through sports.

Jonathan Lyon
Mercy Street Communications

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