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Valero Texas Open Raises $206K for CRRC, New Life Children’s Center

Valero's virtual 2020 Valero Texas Open raised $206,358 for Canyon Lake charities.

Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) and Upbring New Life Children’s Center in Canyon Lake received $206,358.24 in donations in early June, part of the $14 million raised virtually by the 2020 Valero Texas Open March 29-April 24 and distributed through Champions fore Charity.

Funds from Valero’s Benefit for Children are not distributed yet, said Stephanie Sage, director of marketing and communications for the Valero Texas Open.

“Although we couldn’t celebrate crowning a champion this year, our commitment to our communities never wavered,” said Eric Fisher, Valero Senior Vice President-Wholesale Marketing and International Commercial Operations and the 2020 Valero Texas Open Tournament Chair said in a statement issued today. “None of this would be possible without so many incredibly generous groups who, despite the tournament’s cancellation, continued to provide their support because they share in our mission of caring for communities coast to coast.”

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

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 $171 million to hundreds of worthy charities since inception while producing over $60 million of annual economic impact.  Please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com for more information.

“We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Valero and their generous donation. Their gift will directly impact our brave girls who are reclaiming their lives at Upbring New Life Children’s Center,” said Mary Katherine Matalon, Upbring Development Operations director.

Upbring New Life Children’s Center is a short-term residential treatment center that helps girls ages 11 to 17 recover from severe trauma through its comprehensive treatment programs.

CRRC is a non-profit whose services include an emergency food pantry, Meals on Wheels, financial crisis assistance, medical equipment loans, job counseling, thrift store and recreational center. New Life Children’s Center works with girls ages 11 to 17 who have experienced severe abuse or neglect.

To see a complete list of San Antonio-area charities supported by the fundraisers, click here.

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