BOYETT PETROLEUM’S MAKE DREAMS REAL ENDOWMENT FUND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $275,000 TO HELP FUND LOCAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
July 7, 2017 Modesto, California
Boyett Petroleum’s Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund hosted its annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Del Rio and Oakdale Golf and Country Clubs. MDR welcomed 306 golfers to this year’s tournament, the most golfers the tournament has had. The tournament was sold out this year.
Cruisers, the Boyett convenience store brand, brought in over $6,000.00 for the fund during the annual “Send a Kid to Camp” campaign which ran during the month of May at local Cruisers locations. Customers made donations at the pumps or inside the stores.
A hearty thank you is extended to everyone involved with this year’s tournament. Along with numerous generous donors, petroleum industry partners Williams Tank Lines (based in Stockton, CA) and Valero Energy Corporation were major sponsors of the tournament. Boyett Petroleum underwrites all costs associated with the tournament, and 100% of monies received are directly deposited to the fund. The annual golf tournament is the single fundraising event responsible for building the MDR Endowment Fund. A portion of the fund is distributed annually to local children’s educational programs through a grant process overseen by an advisory board. The fund is administered by and held at the Stanislaus Community Foundation in Modesto, CA. Since the fund’s inception in 2009, over $720,000 in grant funding has been awarded to local children’s programs and organizations, including Foothill Horizons Outdoor Education, Modesto Symphony Carnegie Youth Program, Society for Disabilities and Juline Foundation. The focus of MDR is to enhance the lives of children in Stanislaus County by providing stimulating enrichment opportunities that may not be otherwise available.
The 2018 Make Dreams Real Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Del Rio and Oakdale Golf and Country Clubs. Registration will open online on October 1, 2017. Those interested in golfing, sponsoring, making a donation or purchasing items to benefit MDR are encouraged to visit our website at www.makedreamsreal.org.
The Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund’s grant application period runs February 1-April 15th annually. Applications can be downloaded, at that time, from the Stanislaus Community Fund’s website at: www.stanislauscf.org/receive/current-grant-cycles.
Questions regarding the tournament or grant process can be directed to Michelle Gill at email@example.com.