The CITGO Lemont Refinery recently teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the 17th Annual CITGO MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Scramble.
The event, held July 30 at Silver Lake Country Club and Crystal Tree Country Club in Orland Park, raised a tournament record $270,000 for the MDA and its muscular dystrophy advocacy, awareness, research, and support services for families in Illinois.
More than 360 CITGO employees, contractors, and sponsors participated in the event.
"I've had the honor of working on the CITGO MDA golf event for 17 years and I am always impressed by the overwhelming generosity of all of our partners who continue to make it a success," said David Bors, project engineering manager at the CITGO Lemont Refinery and chairman of the event. "We can always count on them, regardless of economic conditions. The strength of their support is evident as we continue to set fundraising records almost every year."
The proceeds of the golf outing will stay in Illinois to provide services such as flu shots, medical equipment repairs, support groups, local clinics and a week-long summer camp for families in the Chicago-land area who are battling neuromuscular disease.
"In working with the MDA, we know that we are helping a first class nonprofit organization that is focused on supporting people and families afflicted with neuromuscular diseases, along with sponsoring research seeking the causes and effective treatment for these various conditions," Bors said.
In addition to the tournament, guests enjoyed a post-tournament awards banquet, which included a steak dinner and a silent and live auction.
The CITGO Lemont Refinery has been a proud sponsor of the annual MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Scramble and, since its interception 17 years ago, the event has raised more than $2.5 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its activities in Illinois.