BASF TOTAL sponsors United Way fundraiser

  • BASF TOTAL sponsors United Way 'Live United' 5k for 11th year.
    BASF TOTAL sponsors United Way 'Live United' 5k for 11th year.

For the 11th time, BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals sponsored the Live United 5K race benefitting the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. This year’s event was held virtually for the safety of the community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event allowed participants to be flexible – they could run or ride in their own neighborhoods, local parks, treadmills or even a gym and submit their race times through a variety of fitness applications.

For the first time, the event was also open for cyclists to increase the fun and competition. Historically, the Live United 5K race has accumulated 2,539 registered participants and has raised more than $153,000 for United Way. All proceeds go directly to United Way and its partner agencies to support 36 external programs focusing on education, health and financial stability.  

“Giving back is a natural part of our work culture, and we are grateful for our ongoing partnership with the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County,” said John Lycan, Vice President of Operations and Port Arthur Site General Manager. “Contributing to community initiatives provides an amazing experience and we look forward to our continued partnership with the United Way.”

“The Live United 5K is a perfect example of the commitment BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals has made to supporting local programs and students. This event has grown through their support to be more than a fundraiser or a run, it is a family event. They have helped to grow the event into something that encourages all ages to get up and get active,” said Janie Johnson, CEO of United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County.

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC is located in Port Arthur and manufactures a range of chemicals used in hundreds of consumer products. BASF TOTAL is a joint venture partnership between BASF Corporation, 60 percent ownership, and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, 40% ownership. For more information about BASF Corporation and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. visit or

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,800 employees in North America and had sales of $18.4 billion in 2019. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc.

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. (TPRI) is part of the Refining-Petrochemicals Americas Division of Total S.A., one of the largest integrated international oil and gas companies with operations in more than 130 countries worldwide. TPRI is headquartered in Houston and is a major producer of polypropylene, polystyrene, styrene, base chemicals and polyethylene in the United States. Its refinery produces transportation fuels and other petroleum-based products for the global market. The company employs more than 1,600 who work in support of manufacturing and research/development activities in Texas and Louisiana. Visit Total online at