INEOS Styrolution Gulf Coast hosts 2016 annual White Ball Massacre
- Proceeds donated to the Harbor of LaPorte, Texas
- Donations top $400,000 over the past 12 years
INEOS Styrolution America LLC hosted its’ 14th annual White Ball Massacre on October 7, 2016, at Timbercreek Golf Club. The White Ball Massacre is an annual golf tournament held by the Gulf Coast sites in conjunction with their suppliers and contractors, with all proceeds being donated to Boys & Girls Harbor of LaPorte, Texas.
The Harbor, founded in 1947, serves as a refuge for children ages 5 to 18 in crisis due to neglect, abandonment, abuse or family hardship. The Harbor welcomes children in need regardless of race, creed, color or financial status, offering them a safe, loving, family environment.
This year’s tournament netted $75,799.59, and since 2004, INEOS Styrolution has donated more than $400,000 to the Harbor. Cathy Culpepper, VP Styrenics Manufacturing, comments: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to continue supporting Boys and Girls Harbor. The annual White Ball Massacre has become an event that both our employees and vendors/suppliers look forward to every year. It is a great way to have a lot of fun and to support a worthy cause.”
“We in the Gulf Coast support The Harbor because they are located in our community and we see the work they do. Anyone at any time can drop by The Harbor houses, talk to the kids, and see where the money is going,” adds Margaret Martin, Procurement Leader and coordinator of the White Ball Massacre since 2002.
Leaders in attendance at this years’ event include Cathy Culpepper, VP Americas Manufacturing, Arndt Kotyczka, VP Styrene Monomer, Americas, Sales, and Chris Robbins, Site Leader, Gulf Coast, along with other members of the Gulf Coast Leadership Team.Success of the tournament depends on the generosity of key suppliers to the Gulf Coast sites, such as Able Industrial, Stronghold, Ltd., Instrument & Electrical Specialists, CIMA Services, Global Scrap Dismantling, Ohmstede, American Commercial Lines, Chemcentric, Blue Line Rentals, and Audubon Engineering and who donate shirts, caps, golf towels, door prizes, golf carts, etc. in addition to providing cooking hole sponsorships serving delicacies such as fried ribs, boudain, bar-b-que, fried fish and shrimp throughout the day.