"CITGO enjoys a partnership of more than 30 years with Special Olympics, supporting its work to build more inclusive communities," said Rafael Gomez, CITGO Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. "Every year, employees across our operating regions donate hundreds of hours to various games and events that enrich the places where we live and work. The athletes are a true inspiration, and we are honored to serve as sponsor for this special anniversary and soccer tournament."
As a global Bronze Sponsor of Special Olympics, CITGO has previously supported the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run's Truck Convoy and the Unified Schools national program. In addition to these national programs, TeamCITGO volunteers also work as Special Olympics coaches, trainers and event assistants.
This year, the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery marked 20 years as a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics South Texas Spring Games. In Lake Charles, CITGO has been a supporter of Southwest Louisiana Special Olympics for more than 30 years and a Flame of Hope Sponsor since 2016. In 2015, CITGO was honored to support Special Olympics as the official fuel sponsor for the Unified Relay Across America.
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.