ExxonMobil has and always and will be the Bay Area Relay For Life’s No. 1 supporter.
Like the long and mutual relationship between the Baytown community and ExxonMobil, spanning almost 100 years, the industry giant’s support for Relay only continues to flourish year in and year out.
Since the Bay Area Relay For Life’s inception in 1998, ExxonMobil has worked hard to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer because this is its community too.
“We take great pride in the Bay Area Relay for Life effort,” ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery Manager Dan Helgesen said. “The great people in Baytown are why this Relay is so wonderful and meaningful, and through these efforts, we are giving our families, our friends and our community a hope and a future.”
“I also give a heartfelt thanks to all of our employees who have participated and led our ExxonMobil efforts. Your volunteerism is truly appreciated,” he added.
Each year ExxonMobil organizes eight teams, which are divided up by natural work groups and consist of a small army that raises collectively and on average about $110,000.
Connie Tilton, ExxonMobil spokeswoman, said teams are very active throughout the year raising money with events like bake sales, a golf tournament, online auctions and pie wars.
In fact, Tilton said they’ve almost reached their goal of $120,000.
On Thursday, ExxonMobil hosted its annual Relay For Life Golf Tournament, which netted more than $11,000.
“Our next big fundraisers will be the night of relay. We will have plenty of food and games,” Tilton said. “We invite the community to stop by our booths and enjoy the fun.”
Over the past 12 years, ExxonMobil has raised more than $1.4 million for Relay For Life.
But ExxonMobil’s support goes far beyond just fundraising, as countless volunteers have served on the local Relay For Life organizing committee through the years, provided event day volunteers, encouraged its employees to participate on teams and has proudly supported the event with a $15,000 triple diamond sponsorship, including this year.
The Bay Area Relay will start at 6 p.m., April 5 at Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil, 2525 FM 565.
For more information visit www.RelayForLife.org/bayareatx or call 800-227-2345.