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July 12, 2022

Valero Texas Open Distributes Over $11.7M to Charity in June

Charitable Fundraising from this Year’s Tournament Totaled $22M

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Valero Texas Open, along with its Champions fore Charity fundraising campaign and the Valero Benefit for Children, raised a record-breaking $22 million this past April when the event celebrated its 100th anniversary. The cumulative charitable fundraising total is now $209 million since the event’s inception.

Tournament representatives recently hosted two events and distributed charitable contributions to local nonprofits from this year’s net tournament proceeds.

Champions fore Charity is an annual charitable initiative organized and supported by the Valero Texas Open, providing over 200 charity organizations throughout the greater San Antonio community and beyond with a fun and unique fundraising platform.

The program’s annual Celebration of Champions was held on Friday, June 24 at Valero’s headquarters. Over 275 representatives of charities, schools and program sponsors from San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi attended the luncheon as funds raised through the seven month-long fundraising campaign were distributed to the 158 agencies in attendance. Donors who contributed to the program generated $10.77M. The charities also received several financial incentives including a 7% matching gift provided by the Valero Texas Open.

Champions fore Charity Ambassador, David Chancellor (News 4 San Antonio Anchor) was on hand for the event and helped to announce the program’s record-breaking total of $11.55M distributed to charities from the 2021-2022 fundraising campaign.

The Valero Texas Open also hosted Happy Hour for Heroes on Tuesday, June 28 to acknowledge and celebrate the sponsors who supported and the military focused charitable organizations who benefitted from this year’s Night to Honor Our Heroes presented by Boeing military appreciation gala. The intimate gathering was held at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course Clubhouse where more than $225,000 in net proceeds from Night to Honor Our Heroes were distributed to eleven charitable recipients.

“While the Valero Texas Open has an extensive military appreciation platform during tournament week,” explained Dave “Mako” Petersen, USAF (Ret) and this year’s Valero Texas Open Military Affairs Committee Chair, “the financial contributions made to military charities will provide resources and assistance to our servicemen and women, and their families, 365 days a year.”

None of these charitable contributions would be possible without continuous support from corporate partners, sponsors, individual donors, fans and the entire San Antonio community.

The Valero Texas Open will begin its next century March 27 – April 2, 2023 at TPC San Antonio.


Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of petroleum-based and low-carbon liquid transportation fuels and petrochemical products, and we sell our products primarily in the United States (U.S.), Canada, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Ireland, and Latin America. We own 15 petroleum refineries located in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day (BPD). We are a joint venture member in Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC (DGD), which owns a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana with a production capacity of 700 million gallons per year, and we own 12 ethanol plants located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.6 billion gallons per year. We manage our operations through our Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol segments. Please visit for more information.


Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), and the Valero Energy Foundation are committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Valero has major operations. In 2021, Valero, its employees and the foundation collectively generated more than $60 million in charitable support through direct/in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteerism. Valero employees logged more than 90,000 volunteer hours in 2021 for hundreds of projects in their communities. Valero provides funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs and services supporting education, basic needs, health care and civic initiatives. Through the overwhelming support of sponsors, the foundation’s signature programs, the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, generated more than $22 million raised in 2022 for charities across the United States.


The Valero Texas Open is the sixth-oldest professional tournament in golf worldwide, the third-oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2022, the tournament celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker, Jordan Spieth, and 2022 champion J.J. Spaun to name a few.

Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become a leader in charitable fundraising among PGA TOUR events. The Valero Texas Open, together with its Benefit for Children and Champions fore Charity initiatives, has contributed more than $209 million to hundreds of worthy charities since inception.. Please visit for more information.

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Stephanie Sage
Valero Texas Open
Director of Marketing & Community Relations

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Valero Texas Open
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