MILFORD, Conn., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Consumers Petroleum raised more than $114,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at its 20th Annual MDA Golf Tournament. Consumers Petroleum was joined by 54 generous vendors and 110 golfers at the Great River Golf Club on Oct. 1, 2013, all of whom came out to support this year's event and raise money to benefit MDA families in Connecticut.
"This year's MDA Golf Tournament was truly a momentous occasion. The silent and live auctions were my favorite portion of the day. We are privileged to be able to help support the wonderful services that MDA offers to our local community and throughout the nation," said Christine Hogan, vice president of Consumers Petroleum. "The money we raise goes to wonderful programs, such as the MDA Summer Camp in Spring Valley, N.Y. where children with neuromuscular disease can go to camp at no cost to their families. The donations will also provide families with medical equipment and fund research to help find treatments and cures for these diseases."
Tournament participants started the day with a complimentary breakfast and a gift bag from vendors and partners. Players were also given the opportunity to enter a putting contest and buy mulligans and tee raffle tickets for prizes provided by Consumers Petroleum. But the real highlight of the day was the moving remarks by Dana Parrott, a teenager and the Connecticut MDA Goodwill Ambassador living with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.
Consumers Petroleum is a third-generation family owned and operated gasoline distributorship. Since 1936, Consumers Petroleum has been selling branded gasoline to customers in the Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania markets. Consumers Petroleum prides itself on unmatched customer service and quality product assurance. Consumers Petroleum has been a partner in the fight against neuromuscular disease since 2003, and over the years has raised more than $900,000 to support MDA's programs and services.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned CITGO locations. Independent CITGO Marketers, such as Consumers Petroleum, own and operate nearly 200 CITGO locations in Connecticut and are proud to support their neighborhoods and local organizations such as MDA.
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 visit www.CITGO.com.