Catlettsburg refinery’s annual golf outing raises $115,000 for United Way

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Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Foundation
[L-R] Kathy Monderewicz, 211 Specialist for the UWNEK; Marshall Tyson, CEO, UWNEK; Melinda LaCavera, UWNEK Admin Specialist; and Jay Richert, General Manager, Marathon Petroleum’s Catlettsburg refinery.
  • The refining division at Marathon Petroleum’s Catlettsburg refinery in Kentucky held its annual golf outing in May to raise money for the United Way of Northeast Kentucky.
  • The two-day charity event brought together nearly 300 golfers and raised over $115,000 benefiting the local United Way, which serves a five-county area.
  • The event, in its 16th year, has become one of the local United Way’s largest fundraisers every year since its inception.

Marathon Petroleum’s Catlettsburg refining division held its annual golf outing in May, supporting the United Way of Northeast Kentucky (UWNEK), raising over $115,000.

In its 16th year, the charity golf tournament held at the Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland, Kentucky, continues to be one of United Way’s biggest fundraisers every year. Nearly 300 golfers made up more than 70 teams who played during the two-day event.

 “We can always count on Marathon and its people. They want to give, and they do, each and every year.”

“The United Way has such an impact in our area, supporting dozens of organizations that provide a variety of goods and services for those in need,” said Jay Richert, General Manager of the Catlettsburg refinery. “We’re proud to partner with them and support their important mission.”

Marathon Petroleum volunteers: [Front row] Amanda Collins and Amber Hudson. [Back row] Tiphani Massie, Tara McKnight, Sheila Fraley, Britney Edmonds and Megan Chaney.
Turner Industries team preparing food for the charity golf tournament.

UWNEK works with 65 partner agencies and other community organizations across a five-county area, which includes Boyd County, home to the Catlettsburg refinery, as well as other Marathon Petroleum operations.

“We can always count on Marathon and its people,” said the United Way’s CEO Marshall Tyson. “They want to give, and they do, each and every year, so we can’t thank them enough for their continued support and investments in our community and beyond.”

Over two dozen employees and contractors from Marathon Petroleum and the United Way volunteered at the multi-day tournament to make it a success.

Marathon Petroleum volunteers Ashley Hall, Britney Edmonds, Tara McKnight, Tiphani Massie, Sheila Fraley and Amanda Collins.
Marathon Petroleum volunteers Britney Edmonds and Marcus Garvin.