Houma, La. – March 23, 2015 – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Cash Magic Truck Stops and Casinos held a grand opening celebration of the Cash Magic Prospect CITGO Truck Stop and Casino in Houma, Louisiana on March 5. The new Cash Magic CITGO station is one of seven new CITGO additions to Cash Magic’s growing portfolio.

The event follows a two month-long fundraiser, where Cash Magic CITGO customers were invited to purchase paper stars for $1 or more to benefit local charities in four regions across the state. The fundraiser collected nearly $6,000 to support four Louisiana nonprofits: Colors for Cause, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, Operation Homefront and Saint Helena Action for Equality (SAFE). 

“We are grateful for the support of CITGO and Cash Magic,” said Colors for a Cause President Todd Parker, reflecting upon the donation. “This generous contribution enables us to help parents with children fighting cancer so they can focus on their kids without having to worry about making ends meet.”

Colors for a Cause is dedicated to helping Louisiana families with children battling cancer. Additional support went to Operation Homefront to provide financial assistance to military families, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to assist in stocking its pantries across the state and SAFE to help build a recreational area in St. Helena Parish.  

“We are proud to partner with organizations like Colors for Cause, Operation Homefront, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and SAFE,” said Stan Guidroz, vice president of Southern Operations at Cash Magic. “We appreciate all their work to aid families in our communities and are confident the contribution from our customers through the Cash Magic Mobile Charity Drive will have a positive impact on Louisiana residents in need.” 

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Louisiana, like Cash Magic, 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 www.fuelinggood.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 CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.