The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the Valero Texas Open, like it did so many prominent events across the country, but it didn’t stop the tournament’s legacy of giving back.
Business partners, sponsors and individual donors of the tournament and related events including the Valero Benefit for Children still contributed more than $14 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the United States, including those in Benicia, Solano and Contra Costa County.
The Valero Benicia Refinery distributed $350,000 to local charities with funds raised through the Valero Energy Foundation and the 2020 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children.
“This is really positive news for our local nonprofit organizations, many of whom are facing challenges as a result of the pandemic,” said Josh Tulino, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero Benicia Refinery. “We know how important it is to continue supporting these agencies and the work they do for the children in our community.”
The 2020 Valero Benefit for Children local recipients are:
- Bay Area Crisis Nursery
- Benicia Community Action Council
- Benicia Unified School District
- Boys and Girls Club of Contra Costa County
- CASA of Solano County
- Child Haven
- The Jack and Jill Foundation
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County
- Curls and Careers
- The Leaven
- SafeQuest Solano
- Vacaville Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club
“We are blessed by our long-standing relationships with our tournament and Benefit for Children top sponsors,” said Joe Gorder, Valero Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are stronger together.”