SOUTH HILL, Va., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Parker Oil Company and CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently joined forces to support the annual CITGO/Parker Oil Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Golf Outing. Recently, Parker Oil employees and representatives from CITGO terminal facilities in Richmond and Chesapeake, Va. joined MDA representatives, golfers and other supporters at the Golf Club at Brickshire in Providence Forge, Va. to enjoy a day of golf while raising funds and awareness for the local chapter of MDA.

"We've been involved with the MDA Golf Outing for the last 12 years, and the response we get from the community grows each and every year," said Jerry Moore, operations manager at Parker Oil. "We're grateful to all those that make it possible for us to support such an important cause, especially the folks at both CITGO terminals, who, in addition to being a title sponsor of the event, come down to do everything from setting up the course to cooking the food. We look forward to continuing to support MDA in partnership with CITGO for years to come."

The event, which included a round of golf on the world-class course at Brickshire, benefitted families throughout Virginia who are dealing with the challenges associated with neuromuscular diseases. Through 27 years of support, joined for the last 12 by Parker Oil, the local CITGO terminals have raised more than $800,000 for MDA.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education. CITGO is the largest corporate sponsor for MDA, having raised more than $160 million over the past 27 years through its network of independent Marketers, employees and corporate contributions.

Parker Oil Company is a diversified company that serves businesses and residences in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina with a range of energy-related products and services. The company delivers oil, propane and other petroleum products, including green, renewable biodiesel, and provides installation and service for heating and cooling systems. For more information, 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