Valero Port Arthur Refinery Presents $1,000,000 to Local Childrens Charities

Nov 29, 2023

Valero Port Arthur Refinery Presents $1,000,000 to Local Children’s Charities


Port Arthur, Texas — Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery distributed $1,000,000 to local charities from funds raised through the Valero Texas Open (VTO).


This year the tournament and associated events, including the Valero Benefit for Children (BFC), generated a record-breaking $23 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the country, including those in the Golden Triangle area. The tournament is ranked #1 once again on the PGA TOUR in charitable fundraising.


“Across the U.S., hundreds of BFC-recipient charities are positively impacting thousands of lives, and all for one purpose - to make a difference for children,” said Mark Skobel, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero Port Arthur Refinery. “We’re proud to partner with these agencies and work together to improve children’s lives right here in Southeast Texas.”


Local 2023 Valero Benefit for Children recipients are:

  • Adaptive Sports for Kids
  • Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation
  • Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc.
  • Christus Health Foundation of Southeast Texas
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Inc. (CASA)
  • Garth House Mickey Mehaffy Children's Advocacy Program, Inc.
  • Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
  • Port Arthur Independent School District (PAISD)
  • Port Arthur Police Blue Santa
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc.
  • Symphony of Southeast Texas, Inc.
  • Texas Energy Museum
  • The Beaumont Children's Museum
  • The Hughen Center Inc. (Bob Hope Schools)


About Valero

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of petroleum-based and low-carbon liquid transportation fuels and petrochemical products, and sells its products primarily in the United States (“U.S.”), Canada, the United Kingdom (“U.K.”), Ireland and Latin America. Valero owns 15 petroleum refineries located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day. Valero is a joint venture member in Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC, which owns a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana with a production capacity of 700 million gallons per year, and Valero owns 12 ethanol plants located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.6 billion gallons per year. Valero manages its operations through its Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol segments. Please visit for more information.


About Valero in the Community
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), and the Valero Energy Foundation are committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Valero has major operations. Valero, its employees and the foundation collectively generated more than $68 million in charitable support through direct/in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteerism. Over the past five years, Valero employees volunteered more than 585,000 hours of service. The foundation provides funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs and services supporting education, basic human needs, health care and civic projects. Through the overwhelming support of sponsors, the foundation’s signature programs, the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, generated more than $23 million in net proceeds in 2023 for charities across the United States.





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