Valero Donates $375,000 to 40 Local Children's Charities - South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Valero Donates $375,000 to 40 Local Children's Charities

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The folks at Valero Refinery gave a big helping hand to 40 children's charities  around the Coastal Bend Thursday.

$375,000 in checks were given out to local charities like the Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter for Youth, Special Olympics of Texas and the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas.

The funds were raised through the 2013 Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic, which raised a record $10 million for charities across the nation.

Valero was also instrumental in delivering more than $100,000 to the Corpus Christi Police Athletic League, a non-profit group that helps at-risk youth through sports. That money was raised during the annual Dove Hunt earlier in October.