HOUSTON and PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently recognized the American Youth Rugby League Association as one of the latest Fueling Good winners. The Rhode Island non-profit received $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to help carry out its mission of teaching middle and high school students positive values through sports. The award will go toward transporting the American Youth Rugby League Association's young members to after-school rugby programs.
"I can't thank the folks at CITGO enough for believing in the work we are doing. Winning the Fueling Good prize is truly an honor, and it is nice to know that CITGO supports our passion for working with children in underprivileged communities," said Michael Kelly, chief financial officer of the American Youth Rugby League Association. "Transportation expenses become a larger part of our budget every year. The Fueling Good award will allow us and our incredible volunteers to continue to focus our resources on helping children."
The American Youth Rugby League Association helps students in underprivileged areas learn positive values, such as hope, strength, confidence, honor and respect, through rugby. In partnership with the USA Rugby League, the American Youth Rugby League Association also aims to guard young men against at-risk behavior.
"We are so happy to present this CITGO Fueling Good award to the American Rugby League Association. These children are the future of our community, and to be able to support the League is extremely rewarding," said Gustavo Velasquez, vice president of supply and marketing at CITGO. "We hope these gift cards will benefit the Providence community and allow the League to expand and continue to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children everywhere."
Over the past four years, CITGO has donated more than a million miles of good to more than 200 local heroes and non-profit organizations through its Fueling Good program. In the latest campaign, an all-time record of more than 300,000 votes were cast to determine the 12 winning 501(c)(3) organizations. To learn more about the Fueling Good program and past program recipients, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
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.
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