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Katy-Based Petroleum Company Hosts Charity Golf Tournament for Visually Impaired

Nearly 150 golfers participated in Katy-based Northwest Petroleum's (NWP) second annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament October 6 at the BlackHorse Country Club in Cypress, raising $131,000 to benefit The Lighthouse of Houston, a nonprofit education and service center dedicated to assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently.


October 11, 2017

The Lighthouse – the largest private agency of its kind in the Southwest – is known nationwide for its innovative educational programming, vocational services, state-of-the-art adaptive technology, community outreach, and recreational services for children.

"Being woven into the fabric of the community is part of our business model at NWP," said Omer Malik, NWP's chief financial officer whose young daughter's blindness gave him the idea for his employer to sponsor the golf tournament benefiting the Lighthouse.

"There are thousands of Houstonians whose entire lives are impacted by a vision issue. We partnered with The Lighthouse of Houston because the organization is focused on improving the quality of life for a segment of our city's most vulnerable population," he said.

"Having NWP as a partner for our organization has been a huge help in our quest to help blind and visually impaired individuals in our community," said Gibson M. DuTerroil, president of The Lighthouse of Houston. "The generous proceeds from their golf tournament allow us to continue our mission and provide advances in technology and training."

About Northwest Petroleum & Q Mart

Since 1991, NWP has operated multiple gasoline retail, quick service restaurants, and convenience stores throughout Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Oklahoma. A West Houston-based organization, NWP is renovating several stores into a new convenience store concept call QMart, which features made-to-order food offerings, specialty coffees, supreme customer service and modern architectural aesthetics. To learn more visit or call us at 281-944-3839.

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