Valero donates $5,000 to Providence Health & Services' Creating Opportunities for Physical Activity (COPA) program

December 09, 2015

WILMINGTON (Dec. 2, 2015) – Providence Health & Services’ COPA – Creating Opportunities for Physical Activity – received $5,000 from Valero to provide after-school activity programs for children in Wilmington. This is the third consecutive year Valero has provided funding for COPA.

COPA partners with schools and community organizations in some of the South Bay’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. COPA team members work side-by-side with teachers, students, and parents to improve Physical Education instruction and opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating at elementary schools.

The donations are proceeds from the 2015 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic, one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments on the PGA Tour, held earlier this year in San Antonio.

For the 13th consecutive year, the 2015 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic resulted in a successful fundraiser and will provide an outstanding contribution to hundreds of children's charities throughout Valero’s nationwide business region. Locally, Valero officials announced they would distribute $230,000 of the tournament proceeds to benefit 16 Harbor area children’s organizations.


About Providence Health & Services:
Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is a Catholic not-for-profit, mission-driven healthcare system. Providence Southern California operates six award-winning hospitals and a comprehensive, fully-integrated network of primary care clinics, urgent care centers, home care, TrinityCare and TrinityKids Care hospice as well as Providence High School. Providence is anchored locally by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro. With more than 3,400 physicians, Providence provides coordinated primary and specialty care through an array of physician groups and individual providers including Providence Medical Institute and physician groups in the South Bay, the West Valley and Santa Clarita. Providence affiliate, Facey Medical Group, provides primary and specialized care in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys. For more information, visit

About Valero:
Valero Energy Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportations fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero operates 15 refineries, 10 ethanol plants, a 50-megawatt wind farm and is one is one of the largest retail operators with over 6,000 retail and branded wholesale outlets. Valero markets products in 44 U.S. states, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and the Caribbean region.