Valero pumps $20K back into local non-profits

Valero’s Linden Ethanol Plant distributed a total of $20,000 to charities in Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties from money raised through the Valero Texas Open and Valero Benefit for Children.

The 2021 Valero Benefit for Children local recipients included the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, Food Finders Food Bank Backpack Program and Helping Challenged Children.

“We’re driven to make a difference for our community,” Mark Brown, Plant Manager of the Valero Linden Ethanol Plant, said. “We’re proud to continue supporting these agencies and all they do to improve children’s lives in our community.

This year the tournament and associated events, including the BFC, raised more than $16 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the U.S., including those in Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties. The tournament is ranked first in charitable giving on the PGA TOUR this year.

“Valero is honored to be part of the tournament’s legacy of giving back through the generous support of our business partners and sponsors,” Joe Gorder, Valero Chairman and CEO, said. “With our long-standing relationship through the BFC, the tournament has helped raise more than $187 million for charities, positively impacting many lives in the communities where we operate across the United States,” added Gorder.

The VTO is poised to celebrate its 100th anniversary March 28-April 4, 2022.