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CITGO-sponsored golf tourney raises $100k for MD

December 19, 2016 GMT

From a press release:

MILFORD — CITGO Petroleum Marketer Consumers Petroleum this fall hosted its 23rd annual golf tournament at the Great River Golf Course in Milford, raising more than $100,000 for the Connecticut Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Over the course of 23 years, Consumers Petroleum has raised more than $1.3 million for the MDA.

“These funds have made a huge impact on the lives of those affected with muscular dystrophy here in Connecticut,” said Chasity Bothman, executive director of MDA’s Connecticut chapter. “The money raised supports a variety of our efforts in the fight to end neuromuscular disease, including research, our care centers, equipment loan closets and summer camp.”

As part of the event, participants enjoyed an exciting round of 18 holes, a men’s and women’s closest-to-the-pin competition, longest drive contests, raffles and silent and live auctions. Also during the event, Dana Parrott, a child diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), spoke to attendees about the impact that MDA has had on her life.

“We are honored to have a hand in helping to empower those affected by neuromuscular disease, like Dana,” said Mary Sonatore, Senior Marketing Manager, Consumers Petroleum. “Over the years, our partners have been so generous in sponsoring the event. From participating in the tournament, to donating raffle items, we could not make such an impact for this incredible association without them, and we truly appreciate their support.”

As MDA’s largest corporate sponsor, CITGO and its employees, along with its network of locally-owned marketers such as Consumers Petroleum, and retailers, are celebrating a 30-year partnership that has raised nearly $200 million for the nonprofit health organization since CITGO and the MDA began working together in 1986.

To learn more about MDA and how you can get involved, visit www.mda.org. For more information about the partnership between CITGO and the MDA, visit www.citgo.com.

About MDA: MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

About CITGO: CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Connecticut, like Consumers Petroleum, own and operate more than 160 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.fuelinggood.com.

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.