Black Elk Energy Announces the 4th Annual Empowering the Community Charity Event, May 5-7th
Submitted by: Black Elk Energy
Houston, TX (OPENPRESS) March 23, 2012 -- Black Elk Energy, an independent oil & gas company, announces their 4th annual Empowering the Community charity event, featuring pro golfers, celebrities and executives in the energy industry. This year's event will be three days, beginning May 5th at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships (LACAP) to assist qualified low income households with their utility bills. These funds will also support LACAP in creating jobs and improving communities, maintaining a vocational training center to train the underemployed or unemployed, while addressing some of the root causes of poverty.
The event begins with a Five Star Black Tie Gala on Saturday May 5th that includes libations, dinner, a live auction hosted by former Detroit Pistons player John Salley and an intimate performance by a well-known Texas Country Music Star. On May 6th the event continues with a family friendly BBQ, Chili and Gumbo cook-off that includes great food, a Kids Zone and live performances by Jaryd Lane, the Guzzlers and Kevin Black. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet professional athletes Gerald McNeil, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans, Lance Moore, Darren Sharper & Malcolm Jenkins. The event concludes with a Celebrity Golf Tournament on May 7th which includes great giveaways and tee shots with PGA players John Daly, Jamie Sadlowski, and LPGA players Blair O'Neal and Alison Walshe.
"We are very excited to be celebrating the 4th annual Empowering the Community event," says Gervis LaFleur President of LACAP. "Black Elk Energy has done a wonderful job in supporting our charity and we can't thank them enough. We hope companies across the energy industry will participate in this very worthwhile endeavor to help the people of
"Giving back to the community is a fundamental principal of our business culture," says John Hoffman, President and CEO of Black Elk Energy. "We are proud to be hosting for the 4th year and have doubled our contribution to the charity every year. This year we will strive to meet that same goal. I hope other leaders in our industry and communities will participate in supporting this important initiative."
The event is open to the public for advance sale. For more information please contact Kari Schoeffler at 281.598.8660 or email@example.com.
About Black Elk Energy
Black Elk Energy, LLC (www.blackelkenergy.com) is an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Black Elk Energy's seasoned industry executives have extensive exploitation experience and knowledge with a unique demonstrated track record of increasing reserves and production while lowering costs. Black Elk pursues properties in areas that meet defined investment criteria and that are under-capitalized. Our Team of professionals is dedicated to performing to the highest industry standards, operating within and beyond the requirements of the government, and maintaining its stance as a good corporate citizen.
Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships (LACAP) is a private, non-profit agency organized to promote programs engaged in raising the economic and social standards of low-income residents in the State of Louisiana. LACAP manages the community action programs in all 64 parishes of the state. Each year, LACAP's community action agencies assist over 600,000 Louisiana residents.
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