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CITGO Lemont Refinery Promotes Higher Education through STEM Scholarships

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LEMONT, Ill., October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Fifteen college-bound students from three Lemont area high schools were awarded a CITGO Fueling Education Scholarship for excellence in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The students received their award from Peter Collarelli, Government and Public Affairs Manager and were recognized by their peers during a school assembly.
 
This year, five students from each of the three schools received a scholarship from CITGO:  

CITGO and Special Olympics Arkansas Hit the Road for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy®

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., October 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Special Olympics Arkansas took to the highways of Arkansas for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy® to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics’ year-round programs for people with intellectual disabilities. On September 17, the Arkansas leg of the 2016 World’s Largest Truck Convoy® began at the Maverick USA and brought trucks, trailers, buses and other transport vehicles on a trip on I-40 before returning for food, music and fun.

CITGO Tees Off at Driving for a Cure Golf Outing to Help End Muscular Dystrophy

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LEMONT, Ill., Oct. 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Employees from the CITGO Lemont Refinery, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Cicero Manufacturing Facility helped raise $500,000 for those battling neuromuscular diseases at the 20th annual Driving for a Cure Golf Outing benefiting the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter. The proceeds from this event – the second-largest MDA golf outing in the country – will go towards clinical research and medical and rehabilitation costs for patients fighting muscular dystrophy.

CITGO School Uniform Drive Supports E.K. Key Elementary

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SULPHUR, La., September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Lake Charles employees recently donated 390 school uniform items to CITGO Partner in Education, E.K. Key Elementary School during the annual CITGO Back-to-School Uniform Drive. The uniform drive is coordinated by the CITGO Safety Directors and is part of the CITGO Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to support education by providing structure and guidance to students as they pursue academic excellence. 

Quality State Oil Hosts 27th Annual Golf Challenge to Benefit Local Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Sheboygan, Wis., Sept. 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Marketer Quality State Oil raised more than $28,000 for the Green Bay Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during its 27th annual Quality State Oil/CITGO MDA Golf Challenge. On July 13, Quality State Oil and MDA hosted golfers and MDA family ambassadors at Quit Qui OC Golf Club in Elkhart Lake, Wis., to tee off for a great cause and enjoy special events and prizes.

CITGO Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Lemont Refinery

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LEMONT, Ill., September 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is capping off celebrations of the CITGO Lemont Refinery’s 90th anniversary by welcoming community leaders, nonprofit partners, employees and retirees to the refinery for a commemorative ceremony. This follows efforts throughout the year to thank Chicagoland for its many years of support through volunteer activities and community events.

CITGO and Special Olympics Illinois Hit the Road for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy®

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LEMONT, Ill., Aug. 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Special Olympics Illinois took to the highways of Illinois for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy® to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics’ year-round programs for people with intellectual disabilities. On August 27, the Northern Illinois leg of the 2016 World’s Largest Truck Convoy® began in Hoffman Estates and brought trucks, trailers, buses and other transport vehicles on a 30-mile loop along Route 59/90 West to Interstate 90 and Route 47 before returning for food, music and fun.

CITGO Day at Wrigley Field Helps Mark 90 Years of Operations at Nearby Lemont Refinery

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LEMONT, Ill., August 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Petroleum Corporation is taking 200 local students out to the ballgame for CITGO Day at Wrigley Field as part of the CITGO Lemont Refinery’s 90th anniversary celebration. These students will be CITGO special guests for the 7:05pm Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, August 31, with each child receiving a commemorative t-shirt and Cubs dollars for snacks. All Cubs fans attending the game have the chance to join in on the fun: the first 10,000 fans will receive Cubs player decals presented by CITGO.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Employees Ride for a Cure in 35th Annual Bike MS: Tour de Farms

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LEMONT, Ill., August 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ Thirty-nine employees from the CITGO Lemont Refinery raised approximately $35,000 in the annual Bike MS: Tour de Farms, a two-day bike ride to raise money and awareness for those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Hosted by the Greater Chicagoland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the annual Bike MS: Tour de Farms in DeKalb is the largest charity event of its kind in Illinois.

CITGO Brightens Future for Alief ISD Students with STEM Scholarships

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HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Fifteen graduating seniors from five area high schools earned scholarships from CITGO Petroleum Corporation to help them pursue higher degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), thanks to a partnership between CITGO and the Alief Independent School District (ISD). Support from CITGO for Alief ISD students is part of the larger CITGO STEM Scholarship program, which provides funds for high-achieving students in public schools across the Houston area.  
 

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