CITGO and New England Area Partners Raise $20,000 for Red Sox Foundation Programs in 2016

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CITGO and New England Area Partners Raise $20,000 for Red Sox Foundation Programs in 2016

Red Sox-branded Spirit Pumps and CITGO Station Activities Fuel Good in New England Region
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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:15am

BOSTON, Mass., November 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its local New England area Marketers, SEI Fuels, Global Partners and Tradewinds, raised $20,000 during the months of July through October for the Red Sox Foundation. Through the CITGO Red Sox-branded spirit pump initiative and other various CITGO station fundraising activities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine, the funds raised will benefit research, youth programs, scholarships and local community support for the Foundation.

During the spirit pump initiative, Red Sox fans and CITGO customers stopped by the designated gas stations to fill up their tank at the Red Sox- branded gas pump where a portion of their fuel purchase was donated directly to the Red Sox Foundation. Customers also made donations through “Fuel Change” donation boxes or received a one-of-a-kind Red Sox Foundation baseball mobile at the register by donating $1 or $5 to support the organization. 

CITGO and its partners will be presenting a check to the Red Sox Foundation on December 9 at the organization’s annual Holiday Party at Fenway Park.

“We’re so appreciative that CITGO and its Marketers chose to support and be champions of our Foundation,” said Gena Borson, Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation. “We are equally grateful for the local community members who donated and utilized the spirit pumps to help provide opportunities for children and families through our health, recreational, educational and social service enrichment programs.”

“From the CITGO sign shining brightly over Fenway Park to all the CITGO stations owned and operated by CITGO Marketers and Retailers across New England, we greatly value our customers and enjoy sharing Red Sox pride with the community,” said Alan Flagg, CITGO Assistant Vice President of Supply and Marketing. “We are pleased with the success of the 2016 Red Sox Foundation Spirit Pump initiative and look forward to continuing to fuel good not just in New England communities, but wherever CITGO operates.”

To learn more about the spirit pump campaign and other ways to support the Red Sox Foundation, visit www.redsoxfoundation.org/redsoxscholars/citgo. For more about how CITGO is fueling good in other communities across the country, visit www.fuelinggood.com

About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed more than $93 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on five cornerstone programs: the Red Sox Scholars Program, which provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs and a college scholarship to academically talented but economically disadvantaged Boston public school students; the Red Sox Foundation's RBI and Rookie League youth baseball and softball programs serving more than 2,000 inner city teens each summer; the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and traumatic brain injury; The Dimock Center in Roxbury, serving more than 80,000 low-income families in Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods; and The Jimmy Fund, supporting breakthrough cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.”  For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.

About CITGO 
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned CITGO locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Massachusetts own and operate more than 100 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.

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