First Annual Tigua Inc. & Tigua Transportation Golf Classic Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association

Local CITGO Lubricants Marketer Raises Funds for El Paso Families Living with Neuromuscular Disease
Dec 19, 2013 9:30 AM ET

EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Local CITGO Lubricants Marketer/Distributor Tigua, Inc. and Tigua Transportation joined forces with the Rio Grande Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to launch its 2013 Inaugural Golf Classic on Oct. 28, 2013. Sixty-five members of the El Paso community gathered at Butterfield Trail Golf Course to raise money in support of the local chapter of MDA. The funds raised this year stay in the El Paso area to repair durable medical equipment items, support group sessions and local clinics, fund ongoing research and send local children to MDA summer camp.

"We are pleased to start this annual tournament to benefit MDA," said John Baily, CEO of Tigua, Inc. "There is so much work to be done in the field of neuromuscular disease, and we are happy to be doing our part to help those impacted by muscular dystrophy. The results this year are a great jumping off point that we can continue to grow year after year."

The October tournament served as the first step toward an annual tradition of supporting the El Paso MDA chapter and included some very special guests this year. The participants had the privilege of playing with five soldiers as part of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program. BOSS, which works to enhance quality of life for soldiers that are on their own, helps soldiers identify and plan leisure activities and encourages participation in community activities like local fundraisers.

"This golf classic is off to a great start and we can't wait to see the good that future tournaments will fuel," said Karl Schmidt, general manager petrochemicals and lubricants with CITGO Petroleum Corporation. "We are proud to be part of events that raise funds for MDA, and to be part of this tournament as it provides an opportunity for community members, including those who serve our country, to gather for a worthy cause."

Tigua, Inc. is tribally owned by the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) "the Pueblo," a U.S. federally recognized native American tribe and sovereign nation. It is a holding company for five subsidiary companies with Tigua Transportation being one of them. Tigua Transportation serves as the main distributor in the El Paso area for CITGO.

CITGO is the largest corporate sponsor for MDA, raising more than $160 million over the last 27 years through the generosity of its employees and its network of locally owned Marketers and Retailers, like Tigua Inc. CITGO supports local events like the Tigua Inc. & Tigua Transportation Golf Classic, as well as the CITGO Fueling Good Project, which recognizes local heroes and the good works they do in their communities. To learn more about Fueling Good and how local organizations are making a difference, please visit

CITGO Lubricants manufactures a wide range of oils, fluids and greases for use in on-road and off-road fleets, equipment and vehicles as well as agricultural, industrial gas, metalworking and railroad applications. The company offers customized lubricant solutions that improve productivity and efficiency and these products are available through local and regional distributors and at CITGO Fast and Truck Lube locations. For more information, visit or call 1-800-331-4068.

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information visit


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