Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy and Elpis.org, a recycled paper bag/magazine distributed from health food stores in London, formerly his hometown for over a decade....
CITGO and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Team Up on Fundraising Event
CITGO, a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) recently joined forces on the Wisconsin Muscle Team Event, which took place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
The objective was to raise $150,000 for MDA. The occasion brought together children living with neuromuscular diseases with professional athletes, including former Green Bay Packer stars Antonio Freeman and Gilbert Brown and pro wrestling legend Sgt. Slaughter. Funds raised were directed to adults and children in need of MDA support services, research and educational programs in the Wisconsin area.
In addition to pairing MDA Buddies with professional athletes, the event involved a variety of pre-dinner activities, including Zumba, bobble head drawing, drawings by a caricature artist, an Austin Boucher photo booth and silent auctions.
Also as part of its socially responsible program, CITGO and its Corpus Christi (TX) refinery recently announced the recipients of $500,000 worth of grants under the 2012 segment of the company's Hands for Hillcrest program.
The initiative is aimed at supporting local non-profit organizations that provide crucial services to the Hillcrest Community. It was launched in May to distribute $1.5 million over three years. The money will be made available to Corpus Christi-based non-profit organizations that provide crucial services to Hillcrest residents in the areas of job development/training, education, health or the environment.
Image credit: Muscular Dystrophy Association