What began in 1996 as a small golf tournament to benefit a local San Antonio charity is today a nationwide effort to improve the lives of children. The Valero Benefit for Children, a project of the Valero Energy Foundation*, has proudly delivered millions of dollars to children’s charities across the U.S. since Valero became title sponsor of the PGA TOUR's Texas Open tournament in 2002. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, funds are distributed to children's charities in the communities where Valero has major operations. The result is a network of strong, well-supported agencies with the means to help thousands of disadvantaged, abused and neglected children. The Valero Benefit for Children is proud to partner with these agencies to make a lasting difference in children’s lives.
*The Valero Energy Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.