HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) - The Foundation for Energy Education announced today that they raised more than $90,000 at its First Annual Clay Shoot Tournament. The event was held on June 10th at the Greater Houston Gun Club.

"The tremendous support from the energy industry is so greatly appreciated and important for our success," Foundation board chair David L. Bole said. "The funds raised from this event will allow us to expand our efforts of educating students and the public on the importance of the oil and gas industry." The Foundation's lead sponsor for the shoot was Acclaim Energy. Acclaim assisted the Foundation in reaching out to its contacts as well as helping plan the event. 

"This is a great organization that provides a valuable service to the industry and community. We are grateful for the response and participation from industry leaders," said John Elder, Acclaim Energy CEO. "The oil and gas industry plays such a vital role in our nation that more efforts need to be made to help promote the contributions they are making in our society and towards energy independence for our country." 

In addition to the fine efforts of Acclaim Energy, funds raised were due to the efforts of corporate partners including: Hart Energy, ConocoPhillips, Quantum Resources Management, Alta Resources, Avalon Advisors, LLC, Baker Hughes, Basic Energy Services, Burleson, LLP, Cabot Oil & Gas, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Collins and Ware, Del Monte Resources, EnergyNet, Escopeta Oil, Fast Felt Corporation, Harrigan Energy Partners, Inc., Guggenheim Partners, Hilcorp, JDS Energy, LLC, Josh Kaylor, KSA Industries, Lantana Oil & Gas, LAOSSCO, Latham & Watkins, LLP, Lehnertz-Faulkner, Inc. Marathon Oil, Momentum Oil & Gas, Moran Resources, Oilfield Systems, Inc., Packers Plus Energy, Park One, Petroleum Gas Services, Phillips Energy Partners, Post Oak Energy Capital, Quantum Energy Partners, Roxanna Oil Company, Stellus Capital Management, Primary Resources, LLC, Texas Capital Bank, The Forrest Group, The Oil & Gas Clearing House, TransTex Hunter, LLC, Tri Energy Asset Management, Veritas Energy, and Ward Petroleum.

The Tournament had over 150 shooters who enjoyed a morning of clay shooting, a BBQ luncheon and enjoyed a beer and wine tasting provided by a local microbrewery. The big winner of the day was Danny Davis with Escopeta Oil who captured the overall individual winner. The Lewis Class A team winner went to The Forest Group.

"We are extremely grateful for all of the support we have received from our sponsors and the event attendees," said Dana Benoit, the Foundation's Director of Development. "The work we do at the Foundation is critical so that schoolchildren can learn how important the oil and gas industry is for jobs, national security as well as powering our society. We are thrilled with the industry's response to the inaugural event and have set our next event for June 9, 2014."

The Foundation for Energy Education has been a voice for the energy industry since 2000. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which provides information to improve knowledge of the importance of oil and gas, and provides energy education to schoolchildren in classrooms all across Texas. For more information, visit our website at www.foundationforenergyed.org

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