LEMONT, Ill., March 26, 2024 – CITGO Lemont Refinery raised a record-breaking $182,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with 288 bowlers from 58 companies competing at the 13th annual MDA Shamrock Bowl.

"CITGO has a long, proud history of supporting MDA because it represents a cause we care deeply about," stated Jim Cristman, CITGO Lemont Vice President and General Manager. Cristman also added that CITGO Lemont Refinery has raised more than $1.2 Million for MDA through its bowling event since its inception.

"We are deeply thankful to CITGO, its employees, vendors, marketers and retailers, for their continuous support and partnership," said Amanda Konopka, National Account Director, Corporate Partnerships, MDA. "CITGO’s investment in MDA’s mission has been pivotal in enhancing research, access to care and advocacy, and improving the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular diseases. This collaboration continues to leave a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”

Funds raised through the CITGO – MDA partnership events contribute to important medical breakthroughs. There are currently more than 20 drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat neuromuscular disease, with six of those approved in 2023 alone. For more than 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA's mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry and operates under the well-known CITGO brand. CITGO owns and operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 42 active terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,300 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 807,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO ranks as the fifth-largest and is one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products, and supplies a network of approximately 4,000 locally owned and independently operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.