DETROIT, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Bazzi Oil & Gas Company, CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip Ambassadors Adam and Diego, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and Miss Michigan Haley Williams teamed up with the Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) for the 18th annual "Clean the D" event on May 3 to revitalize the Eight Mile corridor.

"We are proud to take part in the annual 'Clean the D' event," said Fadel Bazzi, owner of Bazzi Oil & Gas Company. "It has become a tradition within Bazzi Oil and an event that we look forward to each spring. We are grateful to the Eight Mile Boulevard Association and CITGO for inviting us to be a part of this event. This is an area that is integral to our business and we are proud to help restore the Eight Mile corridor."

This year, more than 150 volunteers participated in painting projects, flower planting and trash pick-up throughout the corridor's 27-mile stretch.

"We are always proud to see the generosity of the community during the annual 'Clean the D' events," said Jordan Twardy, executive director of the 8MBA. "It is inspiring to see so many volunteers come together from so many different organizations to support this cause. We feel honored that the Miss Michigan Organization, CITGO and Adam and Diego, Bazzi Oil, Wayne County Executive Ficano, Redford Township Supervisor Tracey Schultz Kobylarz, the Binder Street Block Club and so many others dedicated their time to help improve the Eight Mile corridor. We owe the success of these events each year to the support of these wonderful volunteers."

Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1993 to revitalize and promote the Eight Mile business, transportation and residential corridor between I-275 (west) and I-94 (east) by linking the public and private sectors. For more information about 8MBA, visit

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned branded locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Michigan, like Bazzi Oil & Gas Company, own and operate nearly 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit

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