CITGO/MDA Golf Classic Raises $281,000

The following is a Press Release:

CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, contractors, vendors and suppliers raised $281,000 at the 28th Annual CITGO/MDA Golf Classic. The CITGO/MDA Golf Classic is the largest, single day fundraiser for MDA in the State of Louisiana. In the past 28 years, the CITGO/MDA Golf Classic has fund raised more than $2.9 million which provides support to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

All funds go towards comprehensive program services and research to improve the lives of the 860 children and adults served by MDA in SWLA. MDA provides materials, support groups, and online chat groups. Funds raised also help send approximately 100 local children with neuromuscular diseases to the barrier-free MDA summer camp, May 27 – Friday, June 1 at Cecil J. Picard in Bunkie, La.

MDA Executive Director Jill Langlinais said she is thankful for the support of CITGO.

"The support MDA receives from CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, as well as the generosity of their employees, contractors, vendors and suppliers, in the fight to find cures for muscle diseases is awe-inspiring. We can't thank them enough for making a difference every day," she said.

MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. These services are made possible by incredible sponsors like CITGO Petroleum Corporation.

To learn more about MDA and other programs, contact the MDA SWLA office at 337-234-0088 or visit