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NEWS RELEASE - Shoot Out to Support Boy Scouts

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Shoot Out to Support Boy Scouts  

Valero Energy Foundation generates funding for Scouting adventure during Annual Sporting Clays event

SAN ANTONIO, May 18, 2016 – Locally based Valero Energy Foundation will continue its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA), by serving as lead sponsor for the Boy Scout Shoot Out.  In it’s fourteenth year, the BSA sporting clays event is a fun-filled afternoon shooting competition held annually at the National Shooting Complex. This year’s event will be held Thursday, May 26, from 1:30-6:00 p.m. at the National Shooting Complex, 5931 Roft Road, San Antonio, TX 78253. Media is welcome to attend to watch Scouting supporters enjoying their own outdoor adventure in support of youth.

Special events such as the Boy Scout Shoot Out provide support for Scouting programs council wide.  

“It’s great to be involved in Scouting and to support Scouting … to allow Scouting to help the community,” said Mike Crownover, former Valero Executive Vice President, and President of the BSA Alamo Area Council. “Donations don’t go into a black hole. They go to the community. They go to the children. They go to the young adults who are in the program, and they help prepare them for life.”

The Alamo Area Council’s objective is to grow the number of youth and families served by the BSA, and provide access to Scouting programs to individuals and families regardless of financial need.  Scouting programs supported include Project Aguila, a board initiative to create long-standing Scouting units in new areas of need; and ScoutReach, an in-school program that serves more than 4,000 at-risk youths.

Last year’s sporting clays tournament drew 232 shooters and helped raise over $94,000.

“Scouting makes the most of what little time parents and San Antonio leaders have to impact their children. With support from charity events like our Boy Scout Shoot Out, and community partners like Valero Energy Foundation, Scouting continues to provide a safe, time–tested, values-based environment that gets youth outdoors,” said Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive for the local Boy Scouts.

The tournament will be held May 26 at the National Shooting Complex -- one of the premier shooting facilities in the world, spanning 671 acres in San Antonio’s hill country.  As the headquarters for the National Skeet Shooting Association and the National Sporting Clays Association, the complex hosts elite tournaments for both sports, including the World Skeet Championships and National Sporting Clays Championship.  

The tournament officially begins at 2 p.m.  A dinner and live/silent auction events will run from 5 - 6 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony for the top teams.  For details or to register, visit www.BoyScoutShootout.orgExternal Link or email ShootOut@AlamoAreaBSA.org or contact Courtney Bukowski at 210-296-7623 or by email [Click for member's page]

About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council

The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 18,000 youth and 6,500 volunteer adults in South Texas.  With Learning for Life, an in-school character education subsidiary of Boy Scouts of America, the Council serves over 25,876 youth.  The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness.  Learn more at http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.orgExternal Link

About Valero Energy Foundation

Valero and its philanthropic arm, the Valero Energy Foundation are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where the company has major operations.  The Foundation provides financial support to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs in education, arts and culture, health, and social services.  Annually, Valero, its employees, and the Foundation collectively generate over $38 million in charitable support for worthy charities through direct donations or fundraising.  Additionally, Valero employees log over 136,000 volunteer hours each year for hundreds of projects in these same communities.  Through the overwhelming support of its sponsors, the Foundation raised $10.4 million in 2015 for children’s charities across the United States through the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children.  For the second consecutive year, Valero was recognized in The Civic 50 list as one of America’s 50 most community-minded major companies - the only energy company to make the list.

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