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Valero Energy Foundation Distributes $2.7 Million to Area Children's Charities 
San Antonio, Texas 

Ninety-three children’s charities – including 84 in the San Antonio area – received their share of $9 million Friday as official beneficiaries of the 2011 Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic. Valero’s annual fundraising golf tournament – held in connection with the Valero Texas Open PGA TOUR event – benefits nonprofit children’s charities selected by Valero employees across the nation.

The children’s charities split $2.7 million – a record amount, and an increase from the $2.2 million distributed last year – out of the $9 million that will be divided among children’s charities nationwide where Valero has major operations.

“At Valero we are proud to be able to make record donations like this, especially during times like these when the needs are so great,” said Bill Klesse, Valero’s Chairman and CEO. “We couldn’t do it without the generosity of our sponsors and the efforts of our volunteers.”

The Valero Texas Open continues to be among the top charitable fundraisers on the PGA TOUR.  Valero became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2002, and since then has distributed $62.5 million to children’s charities that are selected by employees at the places where Valero does business. Many employees become familiar with the charities’ needs while serving on their board of directors or volunteering their time. Their input ensures that funds raised through the tournament return to charities in the areas where Valero employees live and work. 

The children’s charities in the San Antonio area, nominated by Valero’s San Antonio employees, to receive gifts from the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic are: 

1. Alamo Area Council - Boy Scouts of America
2. American Cancer Society Camp Discovery for Children
3. Angel Karly Foundation
4. Any Baby Can
5. Arc of San Antonio
6. Arms of Hope
7. Autism Service Center
8. AVANCE-San Antonio
9. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
10. Blessed Sacrament Academy Child Development Center
11. Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio
12. Boys & Girls Club Texas Hill Country
13. BoysTown Texas
14. Boysville
15. Brighton School
16. Carver Academy
17. Center for Health Care Services
18. Child Advocates of San Antonio
19. Children's Association for Maximum Potential
20. Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas
21. Children's Inn
22. Children's Shelter of San Antonio
23. ChildSafe
24. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation
25. Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society
26. City Kids Adventure
27. Clarity Child Guidance Center
28. CommuniCare Health Services
29. Communities In Schools
30. Connections Individual & Family Services
31. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
32. Dare to Love
33. Daughters of Charity - Early Childhood Education Center
34. Down Syndrome Association
35. Easter Seals
36. Family Service Association
37. Family Violence Prevention Services
38. First Tee of San Antonio
39. Friends of Ronald McDonald House
40. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
41. Girls Inc. of San Antonio
42. Greater San Antonio After-School All Stars
43. Greater San Antonio Fellowship of Christian Athletes
44. Healy-Murphy Center
45. JOVEN, Inc.
46. Junior Achievement of South Texas
47. Kinetic Kids
48. Make A Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas
49. Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp
50. Mended Little Hearts
51. Merlin's Miracles
52. Methodist Mission Home
53. Miracle League
54. Mission Road Development Center
55. National MS Society Champ Camp
56. New Life Children's Treatment Center
57. Palmer Drug Abuse Program
58. Respite Care of San Antonio
59. Roy Maas Youth Alternatives
60. San Antonio Education Fund
61. San Antonio Family Endeavors
62. SAMM Ministries
63. Sam's Kids Student Foundation
64. San Antonio CARES
65. San Antonio Children's Museum
66. San Antonio Council of Alcohol & Drug Abuse
67. San Antonio Food Bank
68. San Antonio Livestock Exposition
69. San Antonio Youth
70. SAY SI
71. Seton Home
72. Spina Bifida Association of Texas
73. St. Jude's Ranch for Children
74. St. Peter St. Joseph Children's Home
75. Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children
76. TEAMability
77. Texas Foundation for Hope
78. Texas Lions League for Children
79. Threads of Love
80. Urban Connection
81. YMCA of Greater San Antonio
82. Young Life of San Antonio
83. Youth Orchestras of San Antonio
84. YWCA of San Antonio

About Valero:
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons per year, and a 50-megawatt wind farm. Valero is also one of the largest retail operators with approximately 6,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Based in San Antonio, Valero is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 20,000 employees. Please visit for more information.


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