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37th Annual Golf Classic Raises More than $380,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 21, 2022 – The CITGO Lake Charles Refinery recently held its 37th annual Golf Classic benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), hosting more than 216 golfers at the Lake Charles Country Club to enjoy a day of golf, live and silent auctions, awards and great food. The 2022 event raised more than $380,000 to support research, care, and advocacy for families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.

L to R: Celebrating the check presentation at the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery 37th annual Golf Classic at the Lake Charles Country Club with MDA Ambassador Aeryn Doucet, Donald S. Wood, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association with Sterling Neblett, Vice President & General Manager of the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, and Missy Amidon, Public Affairs Manager, CITGO Government & Public Affairs.
L to R: Celebrating the check presentation at the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery 37th annual Golf Classic at the Lake Charles Country Club with MDA Ambassador Aeryn Doucet, Donald S. Wood, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association with Sterling Neblett, Vice President & General Manager of the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, and Missy Amidon, Public Affairs Manager, CITGO Government & Public Affairs.

Since 1985, the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery has raised more than $5.9 million by engaging its vendors and partners in annual fundraising campaigns that support MDA’s mission to empower people living with neuromuscular disease to live longer, more independent lives. MDA’s pipeline of promise includes life empowering treatments, continues to grow, creating ever more hope for the patients and their families who are at the heart of MDA’s mission and vision.

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“We were thrilled to host this event again after two years, and the participation from our vendors showed everyone was ready to get back out on the course in support of MDA,” said Sterling Neblett, Vice President and General Manager of the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex. “We are grateful to our generous vendors and enjoyed the opportunity to further build on those connections.”

“We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support that CITGO, its employees, vendors, marketers and retailers have provided MDA for the past 37 years,” said Donald S. Wood, Ph.D., President and CEO of MDA. “CITGO has set the standard in corporate support by fueling our efforts to find treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases, allowing our families to live longer, more empowered and independent lives."

About CITGO

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 38 active terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,300 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,400 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.

About Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA’s mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit mda.org and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and LinkedIn.