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CITGO Petroleum Recognizes Racine Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps for Fueling Good

Scouts Work with Local Youth

Published 12-21-11

Submitted by CITGO Petroleum Corporation

/PRNewswire/ - Doing good in local communities is a core value woven throughout CITGO Petroleum Corporation and one that is uniquely demonstrated through its Fueling Good Program. Now in its third year, Fueling Good recognizes and rewards local heroes within their communities for the good works they do, from caring for the needy to providing food for the hungry to assisting kids who need dental care.

As part of its fall program, CITGO is awarding the Racine Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps with $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to help extend its Ripple of Good and the impact of its work in instilling a strong work ethic and artistic passion in today's youth.

"Our goal is to help youth appreciate the performing arts and contribute to the community through their talent and hard work," said Andrew Birbilis, manager of the Racine Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. "In 2012, we expect that the Scouts will travel more than 8,000 miles. The prize from CITGO will allow us to spend resources that would have gone to fuel on lodging, uniforms and other needs. We're incredibly thankful for the support of CITGO."

Since 1927, the Racine Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps has provided a safe and rewarding creative outlet for children and young adults.  Coming from humble beginnings as a Boy Scouts of America troop, the Racine Scouts are now the oldest and most competitive drum corps in North America, celebrating their 87th anniversary this year. The ensemble provides music instruction for young men and women between the ages of 13 to 22, and strives to instill a sense of pride and a strong work ethic in its members.

The Racine Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps is one of 12 CITGO fall Fueling Good winners determined from more than 1,500 charities through a nationwide online vote. More than 100,000 votes were cast to determine the latest winners. The principles of Fueling Good can be seen in all aspects of the CITGO brand.

Winter 2011 Fueling Good program registration opens on Dec. 1, 2011, and ends on Jan. 11, 2012, for all 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations within the CITGO marketing area. Online public voting runs from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 to determine the next 12 winning charities, who will each receive $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to spread their own Ripple of Good. 

To enter your charity for a chance to win up to $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards, and to learn how CITGO and local organizations are making a difference, visit www.FuelingGood.com. For regular updates and to join the conversation, "Like" CITGO Fueling Good at www.Facebook.com/CITGOFuelingGood and view videos of past winners at www.youtube.com/CITGOFuelingGood.

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 www.CITGO.com.

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Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and 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 4,700 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com

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