RACINE, Wis., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Lakeside Oil and Retailer Mitch and Marty's CITGO raised nearly $6,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha Counties and Racine Youth Sports at the first annual Mitch & Marty's CITGO Charity Golf Outing. More than 70 members of the Racine community gathered at Meadowbrook Country Club for a day full of activities in support of Racine area children and youth programs.
"We were very excited to start this annual tradition to benefit local organizations," said Jack Sobczak, director of sales and marketing at Lakeside Oil. "Giving back to the local community is important to all of us at Lakeside Oil. We couldn't think of a better way to show our support than with an event that involves everyone."
Attendees at the Mitch & Marty's CITGO Charity Golf Outing participated in a range of activities, including a scramble golf tournament, a 50/50 raffle, "Pass the Hat" and the "Putt Off." Each of the 18 holes was sponsored by a local community member and participants enjoyed free barbeque and appetizers while watching the golf events.
"We are thrilled to have had such a positive turnout," said Mitch Wemmert, CEO of Mitch & Marty's CITGO. "We depend on our friends and neighbors to support our business, so we were thrilled to find a way to help two wonderful organizations that do so much for Racine. We look forward to continuing our support for many years to come."
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha Counties strives to establish successful relationships for all children in the community. The funds raised at the golf event will help to support the organization's new facility to ensure it can continue to offer its range of services. Racine Youth Sports will use its donation to purchase new equipment including helmets and uniforms for the children in the Racine community.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned stations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Wisconsin like Lakeside Oil and Mitch and Marty's, own and operate nearly 275 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 PDV America, 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.