Houston, TX – 5 June 2012 – Black Elk Energy, an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, is proud to announce the success of its fourth annual Empowering the Community charity event. This year's event took place on May 5th, 6th, and 7th at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, TX. The three day event included a Black Tie Gala featuring Clint Black, a BBQ, Chili and Gumbo Cook-off with live music and professional football athletes, and finally a 4-man scramble on two courses with PGA and LPGA players.

The event was held to benefit the Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships (LACAP), an organization that assists over 1,000,000 residents of Louisiana annually. Proceeds from this year'sEmpowering the Community event will be used by LACAP to enhance and operate their training center in Baton Rouge, which endows individuals with the skills necessary to weatherize homes and creates a multitude of green jobs.

As a result of the charitable contributions and personal efforts made by so many people in the energy industry, Black Elk Energy was able to donate over $180,000 to LACAP. Specifically, sponsors of the fourth annual Empowering the Community included the following companies:

Diamond Level Sponsors

  • ND Trak and Sempcheck (Co-Host)
  • Platinum
  • All American Aviation
  • Westwind Helicopters
  • Knight Oil Tools
  • Allison Marine & JAB Energy
  • Grand Isle Shipyard

Platinum Level Sponsors

  • Phoenix Offshore Solutions
  • Island Operating
  • Alliant

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Tubular Solutions and Deepwater Solutions
  • Halliburton
  • Greene's Energy
  • Gulf Crane Services
  • Weatherford
  • Timberlake Nursery & Stone
  • Hercules Offshore
  • Oil States Energy Services
  • Hudson Services
  • Absolute Energy
  • Greene's Energy
  • Gulf33 Valve Pros
  • Transparent
  • Encore Food Services
  • Up and Running
  • Warrior Energy Services
  • GJ Land & Marine Food Distributor
  • Offshore Cleaning Service
  • Wood Group
  • Competitive Solutions
  • Cameron
  • Advanced Fire and Safety
  • UHY
  • Fab-Con
  • Blue Fin Services
  • Superior Energy
  • American Eagle Logistics
  • Greene's Energy
  • Seacor Liftboats
  • Multi-Chem
  • JD Silvetti Group
  • Dolphin/Dupre Companies
  • Hess Hopkins Alexander
  • Global X-Ray & Testing Corp
  • Drilling Services of America
  • Exterran
  • Talens Marine
  • M&H Energy Services
  • Flare Well Testers
  • ITS
  • United Vision Logistics
  • Stokes & Spiehler/Great White
  • Helmer Directional Drilling
  • Icon Bank

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • Freedom Well Services
  • Laredo Construction
  • Edick & Cooper
  • Cushman & Wakefield of Texas

Beverage Cart Sponsors

  • Spartan Offshore
  • Hercules Offshore
  • Mack Bentley, Inc.
  • Fire & Safety Specialists
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Powerhouse
  • Freedom Well Services
  • Audubon Engineering & Affinity Management
  • Excel Midstream Solutions

Honorary Sponsors

  • Black's Seafood Market
  • Thru Tubing Systems
  • Shamrock
  • Oceaneering
  • Global Data Systems
  • Mike & Steve Hartwig
  • Gulf Offshore Logistics

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Kongsberg
  • Supreme Services
  • Tarpon Rental
  • Strategy Engineering
  • Champion Technologies
  • LA Safety Systems & Compass Engineering
  • ESSI Corp
  • Fluid Crane & Construction
  • Constellation
  • HB Rentals
  • Blanchard Contractors
  • Patton & Associates
  • Liskow & Lewis
  • Today's Massage
  • ES&H
  • NOV Portable Power
  • Legacy Offshore
  • Aggreko
  • Suncoast
  • Joey Mustacchio

Gala Sponsors

  • Sempcheck/NDTrak
  • Chili Canyon Ranch
  • Constellation
  • Fairwinds International
  • Triton Diving
  • Gulf Crane Services
  • Iron Island
  • Allison Marine & JAB Energy
  • Grand Isle Shipyard
  • Hess Hopkins Alexander
  • Liskow & Lewis
  • Creel & Associates
  • Knight Oil Tools
  • PetroQuip
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • All American Aviation
  • Deepwater Solutions

Cook-Off Teams

  • *Halliburton - 1st Gumbo, 3rd Chili
  • *Laredo Construction – 2nd Gumbo
  • *Encore Food Services – 3rd Gumbo
  • *Bisso Marine – 1st BBQ
  • *Greene's Energy – 1st Chili, 2nd BBQ
  • *UHY - 3rd BBQ
  • *Diamond Oil Field Supply – 2nd Chili
  • Black Elk Energy
  • Kongsberg
  • Absolute Energy
  • Phoenix Offshore Solutions
  • Wood Group
  • Select Oilfield Services
  • Oil States Energy Services
  • A&B Supply
  • Tank-a-lot
  • Gulf Land Structures
  • Suncoast
  • Shell
  • Offshore Energy
  • ATN
  • Global Logistics Solutions
  • Jaguar Rentals
  • Merrick Systems
  • C-K & Associates
  • Downhole Pressure
  • Precision Tools & Machining
  • Troy Mouret
  • Infinity Valve
  • Red Oak Construction

"We are thrilled to announce the success of yet another event and look forward to what next year holds", says John Hoffman, President and CEO of Black Elk Energy. "It takes the efforts of many to pull off our annual event and the support of our industry to make it a success. I'd like to give a special note of appreciation to all of our sponsors who helped us realize our goal in supporting LACAP. I would also like to thank Clint Black, John Daly, Alison Walshe, Blair O'Neal, Jamie Sadlowski, Gerald McNeil, John Salley, Kevin Black, The Guzzlers, Jaryd Layne, Jermon Bushrod, Roman Harper, Lance Moore, Jahri Evans, Darren Sharper, Malcolm Jenkins, the Saintsations, Ronnie Prude, Bryant Nnabuife, Weldon Brown, James Rogers, Chris Taylor, and Zac Strief for truly making this event special. Giving back to the community is an essential element of responsible business for Black Elk Energy and we look forward to an even bigger and better event next year."

"We could not be more pleased and grateful for the proceeds raised by Black Elk and their generous sponsors every year", says Gervis LaFleur, President of LACAP. "We couldn't be more grateful for the relationship we've built with Black Elk and their continued support for our cause. The funds will make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities in Louisiana. It has been a great four-year partnership with Black Elk and we look forward to many more to come."

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About Black Elk Energy

Black Elk Energy, LLC 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. 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 1,000,000 Louisiana residents.

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