BOSTON, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This July through October, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its local New England partners, SEI Fuels, H.A. Mapes, Global Partners and Tradewinds, will fuel good for the Red Sox Foundation through the installation of unique Red Sox-branded gas pumps at multiple CITGO stations throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.
Red Sox fans and CITGO customers alike can stop by the designated gas stations to fill up their tank at the branded Spirit Pump and a portion of their fuel purchase will be donated directly to the Red Sox Foundation. In addition to the Red Sox Spirit Pumps, customers can look for "Fuel Change" donation boxes or receive a one-of-a-kind Red Sox Foundation baseball mobile at the register by donating $1 or $5 to support the organization.
"We greatly appreciate the Red Sox pride and support that CITGO and its Marketers are providing at their stations throughout New England," said Gena Borson, Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation. "Not only are the CITGO Red Sox Foundation Spirit Pumps helping to fuel our enrichment programs and activities at the foundation, but they are also encouraging local residents to get involved and share the responsibility for improving our communities."
The following CITGO locations will host a Red Sox Spirit Pump and/or Fuel Change Box and Red Sox Foundation baseball mobiles:
- Burlington CITGO – Burlington, Mass.
- Geneva CITGO – Dorchester, Mass.
- Morrissey Blvd CITGO – Dorchester, Mass.
- Abington CITGO – Abington, Mass.
- TA 786 INC D/B/A CITGO Express Mart – Everett, Mass.
- E. Weymouth CITGO – East Weymouth, Mass.
- O'Brien's II General Store CITGO – Portsmouth, N.H.
- O'Brien's General Store CITGO – Seabrook, N.H.
- Ginger's Service Center CITGO – Westerly, R.I.
- Harold's CITGO – Wakefield, R.I.
- The Depot – CITGO – Springvale, Maine
- Store N More – CITGO – Hampstead, N.H.
- Maine Street CITGO – Samford, Maine
- Mike's Place – CITGO – Newcastle, Maine
- Towle Corner Store CITGO – Dixfield, Maine
- CITGO – The Depot Crossing – Hampstead, N.H.
- Gowell's Store – CITGO – Litchfield, Maine
- Dayton CITGO Country Store – Dayton, Maine
- Tradewinds CITGO Car Wash – Brewer, Maine
- Tradewinds CITGO Market – Milo, Maine
- Tradewinds CITGO Car Wash – Bangor, Maine
- Whitney's CITGO – East Corinth, Maine
- Tradewinds CITGO Veazie – Veazie, Maine
"We look forward to contributing to the fantastic educational and community service programs of the Red Sox Foundation that serve children and families across New England," said Alan Flagg, CITGO Assistant Vice President of Supply and Marketing. "The Red Sox Foundation Spirit Pump initiative is just one way that CITGO and its local Marketers and Retailers fuel good for others, not only in New England communities, but in cities throughout the 29 states in which CITGO operates."
To learn more about the Spirit Pump campaign and other ways to support the Red Sox Foundation, visit www.redsoxfoundation.org/redsoxscholars/citgo. For more about how CITGO is fueling good in other communities across the country, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed over $86 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The Foundation's efforts are primarily focused on five cornerstone programs: the Red Sox Scholars Program, which provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs and a college scholarship to academically talented but economically disadvantaged Boston public school students; the Red Sox Foundation's RBI and Rookie League youth baseball and softball programs serving more than 2,000 inner city teens each summer; the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and traumatic brain injury; The Dimock Center in Roxbury, serving more than 80,000 low-income families in Boston's most disadvantaged neighborhoods; and The Jimmy Fund, supporting breakthrough cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation's Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever "MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence." In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation's "Best Team Charity in Sports." For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned CITGO locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Massachusetts own and operate nearly 120 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, 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 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.