Valero Port Arthur refinery presents $1M to local children’s charities

Published 12:52 am Saturday, November 13, 2021

Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery distributed $1 million to local charities from funds raised through the Valero Texas Open and Valero Benefit for Children.

This year the tournament and associated events, including the BFC, raised more than $16 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the U.S., including those in the Port Arthur area.

The Valero Texas Open is poised to celebrate its 100th anniversary March 28- April 4, 2022.

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The tournament is ranked No. 1 in charitable giving on the PGA TOUR this year.

“Valero is honored to be part of the tournament’s legacy of giving back through the generous support of our business partners and sponsors,” said Joe Gorder, Valero Chairman and CEO.

“With our long-standing relationship through the BFC, the tournament has helped raise more than $187 million for charities, positively impacting many lives in the communities where we operate across the United States.”

Mark Skobel, vice president and general manager, said Valero Port Arthur Refinery team members are driven to make a difference for our community.

“We’re proud to continue supporting these agencies and all they do to improve children’s lives in Southeast Texas,” Skobel said.

The 2021 Valero Benefit for Children local recipients are:

  • Beaumont Children’s Museum
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys’ Haven
  • Capland Speech Therapy Center
  • CASA of Southeast Texas
  • Christus Foundation – Children’s Miracle Network
  • Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas
  • Crime Stoppers – Student Campus Conference
  • Family Services of Southeast Texas
  • Garth House, Mickey Mehaffy Children’s Advocacy Program
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls’ Haven
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Port Arthur ISD
  • Richard L. Shorkey Education and Rehabilitation Center
  • Sabine Pass ISD
  • Samaritan Counseling Center
  • YMCA of Southeast Texas