ExxonMobil pledges $1.2 million to Iditarod

Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009

WASILLA - The Iditarod Trail Committee today announced that ExxonMobil is expanding its support with a $1.25 million, multi-year contribution to sponsor the Iditarod Education Program.

Stan Hooley, executive director of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, said, "A significant element in this partnership is the ability for the Iditarod and ExxonMobil to motivate students throughout the world in their math and science studies by connecting with the Iditarod."

Craig Haymes, Alaska production manager for ExxonMobil, said, "We recognize the essential role that math and science play in the energy business, and in facilitating human progress. We believe it is fundamentally important to encourage new generations to pursue studies and careers in fields involving math and science."

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