Subject: 2013 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Tournament
Dear SPE Members, Oil and Gas Industry Associates and Fellow Shooters:
On behalf of the officers and committee members of the 2013 Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Sporting Clays Tournament, it is my pleasure to announce this year’s event. Prior to detailing this year’s tournament, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for making last year’s tournament a success. Due to your incredible support, the tournament contributed more than $31,000 to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund and $10,000 to the Bright Light Foundation. This in itself speaks volumes of the companies and people who make up our industry. Again thank you very much.
For the 2013 tournament, the SPE Committee has decided to hold the tournament at Rio Brazos on Friday the 7th of June. The management team at Rio Brazos is extremely excited about hosting the tournament again for this year. The facility will be available for practice on the Monday through Thursday preceding the tournament from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If you would like to rent Golf Carts for the tournament, please contact Rio Brazos at 713-854-5876.
Please visit the SPE-GCS website (www.spegcs.org) and find the link for the tournament, either call or fax your entries to register teams, sign up for a sponsorship, purchase carts, etc. Please get your sponsorship and team entries entered early, as the tournament will fill quickly. THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE REGISTRATION THIS YEAR.
Once again, we are pleased to announce that in addition to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund this year the committee has decided to support the Bright Light Foundation (BLF) as our outside charity. The Bright Light Foundation’s mission is to raise funds, in the spirit of compassion and fun, to assist with the medical needs of those within the oilfield community stricken by catastrophic illness. The funds raised by this foundation are distributed among selected families to assist with medical cost due to major illness. Last year this foundation was able to assist seventeenfamilies and I invite each of you to visit the BLF web site to read their stories: www.bright-light-foundation.com. I think everyone will agree with the committee that this is a worthwhile foundation for the funds raised at this year’s event.
The tournament is limited to the first 700 shooters (140 five-man teams). Sponsoring companies will receive a shooting spot preference and those with sponsoring levels that include a team will be guaranteed a spot. At least one team member must be a current SPE member and T.B.A.’s (To Be Announced) participants are acceptable. SPE-GCS reserves the right to limit the number of team entries per company, depending upon the response to the tournament. Door prizes will be awarded and given out after each flight. Trophies will be given to the top three teams in each class and the top male and top female shooters.
Please help make this year’s tournament a success by showing your support in purchasing sponsorships, donating door prizes and/or participating in the event. Your support is vital to the success of the tournament.
Thank you for your participation and I look forward to seeing everyone on June 7, 2013.
Tim Riggs, Inwell
2013 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Registration Chair
Fax (361) 798-3862