BUFFALO, N.Y., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Goetz Energy Corporation, on behalf of its CITGO dealers and CITGO Petroleum Corporation, have teamed up with the Buffalo Bisons to give back to baseball fans, CITGO customers and charitable organizations in the western New York community with "CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays." At every remaining Wednesday home game in 2014 at Coca-Cola Field, the Bisons and Goetz Energy will recognize a "CITGO Fueling Good Group of the Game."
Eligible non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in the Buffalo community should email Citgofuelinggood@goetzenergy.com for a chance to win 100 free Bisons' game tickets and to select a representative from the organization to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
"The Buffalo Bisons do a lot of great work for and with organizations in western New York and southern Ontario. Our partnership with CITGO complements our dealer's mission to have a positive impact in our community, and 'CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays' will do just that," said Steve Jackson, manager of gasoline marketing with Goetz Energy Corporation.
In addition to the "CITGO Fueling Good Group of the Game," the Bisons will offer $3 off full-price tickets at the box office in exchange for showing a CITGO credit card or a receipt from any independent CITGO dealer. "With discount ticket prices at Wednesday Buffalo Bisons games, this is also a wonderful chance for us to give back to our loyal customers and thank them for fueling up at Goetz Energy's network of CITGO stations in Buffalo," added Jackson.
The following Bisons home games currently encompass the "CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays" promotion: June 4 and 25, July 2, 23 and 30, Aug. 13 and 20.
"We are happy to work with great corporate partners like Goetz Energy and CITGO to bring many worthy members of our community out to a ballgame at Coca-Cola Field," said Bisons Director of Corporate Sales Jim Harrington.
The Buffalo Bisons emphasize playing an active role in fostering the well-being of the western New York and southern Ontario community. With a foundation formed by the compassion, innovation and strong family values of late chairman, Mr. Robert Rich, and continued with the leadership of owners Bob and Mindy Rich of Rich Products Corporation, the Buffalo Bisons are committed to having a positive impact both at Coca-Cola Field and away from the ballpark.
Founded in 1929, Goetz Energy Corporation is a marketer of diesel, fuel oils, gasoline and other petroleum products throughout western and central New York. A CITGO distributor and partner since the 1980s, Goetz Energy employees have extensive experience with refiners, producers and retailers, and are motivated to help customers fulfill their fueling requirements. Goetz Energy is involved in many community programs, including the fall Harvest of Hope to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned CITGO locations. Local CITGO Marketers and Retailers, such as Goetz Energy Corporation, own and operate 400 locations across New York and are proud to support their neighborhoods through campaigns like "CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays."
Based in Houston, CITGO 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.