Robinson refinery team members hit the links for a good cause

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Around 100 of the participating golfers pose for a photo at the two-day event held at Quail Creek Country Club in Robinson. There was a total of 460 players making up 115 teams at this year’s event.
  • Marathon Petroleum’s Robinson refinery employees and contractors played in the annual charity golf tournament benefiting the United Way of Crawford County in Illinois.
  • The money raised at this year’s tournament, which topped $140,000, will support United Way’s 2023 campaign with focuses on education, health and financial stability.
  • The local United Way will also use the funds to help support its Tornado Relief Fund, which was set up after the community was struck by a tornado earlier this year.

Every year, Marathon Petroleum’s Robinson refinery in Illinois takes part in an annual charity golf tournament benefiting the local United Way. The two-day tournament took place May 24-25 at Robinson’s Quail Creek Country Club. Employees and contractors helped raise over $140,000 for the United Way of Crawford County, which is $30,000 more than last year’s event. The proceeds will support the United Way’s 2023 campaign focused on education, health and financial stability.

Amy Macak (L) with United Way Board member Barb Shimer (R).

“Our event organizing team, led by Carly Holscher, worked so hard to ensure we maximize our contribution to the United Way of Crawford County,” said Amy Macak, General Manager of the Robinson refinery.

This year’s donation will also support the nonprofit’s Tornado Relief Fund, benefiting those impacted by the tornado in March that killed three people in Crawford County and left a trail of destruction in its path.

A player prepares to putt with his team members standing by.

“This year will be an especially challenging one for our community as we work together to support the many families impacted by the tornado, in addition to supporting our annual campaign,” said Barb Shimer, Community Resource Representative at the United Way of Crawford County. “Having strong community partners like Marathon is critical in times like this as we all work together to rebuild our community and support those in need.”

Marathon employees, Jason Ochs and Victoria Ochs.
 Marathon employees (L-R), Brie Rauch, Kyle Weems, Kristen East and Abby Myers on the golf course.