Buckner Children and Family Services was presented with a check on Tuesday, Nov. 13 representing proceeds from the 2012 Chevron Phillips Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event raised a record-breaking $180,863.36.

The funds raised will benefit the children and programs of Buckner Children and Family Services in Southeast Texas.

Margie Conway, the Port Arthur Plant Manager of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, announced that the steering committee was in awe of the results.

“We are glad to see so many supporters of the event,” she said. Conway announced that Chevron Phillips Chemical would sponsor the tournament for Buckner again next year.

“We’ve been involved with Buckner for fourteen years. We believe in these kids and respect what Buckner does for them. The services that Buckner provides are so important to our community and we appreciate the support of the sponsors and volunteers that help make it possible,” she said.

The golf tournament was a two-day event with more than 1200 participants and volunteers. Twenty-eight prizes were awarded, and event partners donated more than 232 items for the live and silent auctions.

Since 1999, the tournament has raised more than $1.7 million for Buckner Children and Family Services in Southeast Texas.

“We appreciate Chevron Phillips Chemical and all of businesses and individuals who’ve made this event possible,” said Laura May, administrator for Buckner Children and Family Services in Beaumont. “We couldn’t touch so many lives without the help of our community.”

About Buckner in Southeast Texas: Buckner has been serving vulnerable children and families in Southeast Texas since 1970. Last year Buckner served more than 1,675 people through foster group homes at Buckner Children’s Village, TRAIL (Transitioning to Responsible Adult Independent Living), STAR (Services to At Risk Youth) and the FYi Center: Fostering Youth Independence. Buckner is also home to more than 250 elders at Calder Woods, a Buckner senior living community, which is the only community in Beaumont to provide a complete continuum of care. Buckner in Southeast Texas is part of Buckner International, a global Christian ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, families and elders in the United States and 18 countries around the world. To learn more visitwww.buckner.org.

About Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. The LLC and its affiliates own over $8 billion in assets and employ approximately 4,700 people at 36 manufacturing and research facilities in eight countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron Corporation and ConocoPhillips, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit www.cpchem.com.

Photo Cutline: Members of the Chevron Phillips Charity Golf Tournament Committee and Buckner Children and Family Services gathered for a check presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Buckner Children’s Village in Beaumont.