Laramie, WY -(AmmoLand.com)- The Wyoming Women's Foundation is pleased to announce that BP, an industry leader in oil and gas, has stepped up as the title sponsor for the Wyoming Women's Foundation Antelope Hunt.
Director of the Wyoming Women's Foundation, Sarah McCance, is thrilled about the announcement.
“Wyoming's outdoors is the perfect setting for this event. Women form lasting relationships and keep a rich Wyoming tradition alive; this really is the spirit of the hunt. Sponsors like BP are the lifeblood of this great opportunity. We are so grateful for their very generous support of Wyoming's women, girls and communities.”
The Wyoming Women's Foundation (WYWF) created the hunt in 2013 to promote camaraderie and mentorship among women through hunting. The event raises awareness and funds for WYWF. Forty hunters from across the nation are expected to participate in the all-women's hunt this year. This is BP's third year as a sponsor of the event which takes place in northeastern Wyoming Oct. 8-11, 2015.
“Partnering with the communities where we live and work is a cornerstone of our values at BP and we are proud to support the Wyoming Women's Foundation in their mission to help women attain economic self-sufficiency across the state,” says Lisa Houghton, BP's L48 Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. “This event provides women with the opportunity to learn and grow from one another while also experiencing the outdoors and Wyoming's great beauty.”
Houghton, who participated in her first Wyoming hunt and first antelope hunt at the 2014 event, had such a positive experience, she's bringing several other first time hunters to the event this year.
The hunt takes place Oct. 8-11, with a dinner and silent auction to benefit the Wyoming Women's Foundation on Friday, Oct. 9th. Tickets to Friday night's dinner can be purchased at http://wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org/auction-dinner.
To learn more about the hunt or for sponsorship opportunities visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org or contact Rebekah Smith at 307.721.7007.
About BP US Lower 48 Onshore and in Wyoming:
Through its heritage companies, BP has operated for more than 100 years in the U.S. Onshore Upstream segment. Today, the business operates in multiple gas basins from the onshore Gulf Coast north through the Rocky Mountains, and its portfolio includes an extensive unconventional resource base of ~7.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent, across 5.5 million acres and an interest in ~18,000 wells and ~70,000 royalty owners in the U.S. BP's is one of the largest natural gas producers in Wyoming and the largest operator of the Wamsutter field operating about 1,850 wells across a 2,500 square mile area. BP has approximately 150 employees to support its Upstream operations in Wyoming and supports about 825 total jobs. With a total resource base of about 2 bn barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of natural gas and liquids the Wamsutter Operations Center serves as the anchor of BP's commitment in Wyoming.
For more information, go to www.bp.com/us.
About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation:
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation invests in the economic self-sufficiency of women and the future of girls. The Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will ensure funding to enhance the lives of women and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It makes grants to Wyoming organizations that help women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to economic self-sufficiency, and supports systems change to eliminate those barriers. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested $650,000 into more than 100 organizations. The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.
Learn more at www.wywf.org.