HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation announced a new partnership with Huddle Inc., and the launch of the CITGO & Huddle Inc. High School Ticket Program. Through this exciting new program running from through May 2014, CITGO will help 222 high schools in Tampa, Fla.; Mobile, Dothan and Montgomery, Ala.; and Greenville and New Bern, N.C. save more than $150,000 by offsetting the schools' ticket printing costs. 

Through the CITGO & Huddle Inc. High School Ticket Program, CITGO can save its high school partners the cost of printing school event tickets by providing printed tickets to the schools at no cost. Each ticket also includes a CITGO coupon that is customized by market, ranging from CITGO discounts to giveaways at local CITGO stations.    

"Education is one of the four CITGO pillars in our social responsibility program so we are very excited to be working with Huddle Inc. to provide much-needed support to these local schools," said Gustavo Velásquez, vice president of supply and marketing with CITGO. "By offsetting required ticket costs, more than 200 schools can now focus resources on other, more critical needs for their classrooms."

Huddle Inc. is a hyper-local grassroots marketing firm that takes national marketing platforms into neighborhoods to meet specific affiliate needs. The company exists to serve its neighbors throughout communities across the country. Huddle's signature platform is the High School Ticket Program. Since 2001 Huddle has aggregated more than 10,000 high schools in 50 states and provided them with more than one billion free event tickets. This has allowed Huddle's high school partners to save a combined $27 million dollars, providing much needed budget relief. For more information, visit www.huddleinc.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 PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information about CITGO, visit www.CITGO.com.