Valero Port Arthur Refinery presents $1 million to local children’s charities

Published 12:43 pm Monday, November 27, 2023

Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery distributed $1,000,000 to local charities from funds raised through the Valero Texas Open, company leaders announced this week.

This year the tournament and associated events, including the Valero Benefit for Children, generated a record-breaking $23 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the country, including those in the Golden Triangle.

The tournament is ranked No. 1 once again on the PGA TOUR in charitable fundraising, according to Valero.

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“Across the U.S., hundreds of BFC-recipient charities are positively impacting thousands of lives, and all for one purpose — to make a difference for children,” said Mark Skobel, vice president and general manager of the Valero Port Arthur Refinery.

“We’re proud to partner with these agencies and work together to improve children’s lives right here in Southeast Texas.”

Local 2023 Valero Benefit for Children recipients are:

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  • Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation
  • Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc.
  • Christus Health Foundation of Southeast Texas
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Inc.
  • Garth House Mickey Mehaffy Children’s Advocacy Program, Inc.
  • Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
  • Port Arthur Independent School District
  • Port Arthur Police Blue Santa
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc.
  • Symphony of Southeast Texas, Inc.
  • Texas Energy Museum
  • The Beaumont Children’s Museum
  • The Hughen Center Inc. (Bob Hope Schools)