HOUSTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation today launched its Fueling Education Promotion, a new program with ClassWish that offers teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members a chance to win $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms. From April 15 through July 7, 2013, K-12 public school teachers can visit the Fueling Education website to create a customized school supply wish list for their classroom. Three $1,000 winners will be randomly selected from each of the 27 states in which CITGO operates, as well as the District of Columbia, for a total of 84 winners across the CITGO footprint.
"Education is one of the four CITGO pillars of good, so we are thrilled to help local teachers purchase supplies that might otherwise be funded out of their own pockets," said Gustavo Velasquez, vice president of supply and marketing with CITGO. "Partnering with ClassWish for the Fueling Education Promotion gives us an opportunity to respond to the specific needs of classrooms throughout the communities in which we operate and, most importantly, helps provide our hard-working teachers with the resources they need to fuel young minds."
To increase their chances to win, teachers who have already entered their wish list on the Fueling Education website can post a photo on Instagram that says "Hey CITGO - Fuel Good in my classroom!" Twenty-five Instagram entries will be selected at random to receive $1,000 in school supplies and a $100 CITGO Gift Card. Prizes will be awarded beginning in August.
"CITGO and its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned stations are committed to giving back to local communities across the country," continued Velasquez. "With every single gallon, CITGO fuels the engine of good and promotes positive change."
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.