BP Lower 48 Platinum-Level Sponsor of 2017 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt

Wyoming Women's Foundation
Wyoming Women's Foundation
Wyoming Women's Foundation
Wyoming Women's Foundation

LARAMIE, WY –-(Ammoland.com)- BP Lower 48, a leading producer of oil and gas, continues platinum-level sponsorship for the 2017 Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt. BP has supported the hunt and the goals of the Wyoming Women's Foundation since the event's inception in 2013.

Through its Lower 48 business, BP is one of the largest natural gas producers in Wyoming, with major operations anchored in the south-central part of the state at the Wamsutter field. The Wamsutter field is one of America's premier reservoirs of so-called “tight gas,” or gas found in extremely dense rock formations. BP's Wyoming operations support approximately 150 full time jobs and approximately 825 contract positions. The company has strong ties to the people of Wyoming.

Laura Leffler, Chief of Staff with BP Lower 48, explained that the company is to committed to strengthening women in today's world by supporting organizations that make a positive and lasting difference. As a long-term partner with Wyoming, BP is excited to participate in a meaningful program that enhances the inclusive and uplifting culture of the state. Leading the way as the first event of its kind for women, the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt now is in its fifth year and has raised more than $280,000 for grants and special projects that help carry out its mission.

“BP Lower 48 is proud to renew our platinum-level sponsorship for the 2017 Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt. The event's success and impact for Wyoming women and girls and truly inspirational,” said Leffler.

This year's hunt will be held Oct. 12-15, 2017 and bring together at least 40 female hunters from across the nation at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, learning, mentorship and camaraderie, as well as raising funds and awareness for the Wyoming Women's Foundation.

Please visit the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt webpage at wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org for more information on sponsorship and individual participation, including scholarships. Based on its level contribution, each sponsor will have the opportunity to invite women to hunt at the event. The foundation is also seeking dinner sponsors and in-kind donations for its fundraising auctions on Oct. 13.

About BP Lower 48

The U.S. Lower 48 business has significant activities from Texas northwest through the Rocky Mountains producing natural gas, NGLs and condensate, including production from unconventional gas, coalbed methane (CBM) and shale gas assets. BP Lower 48 production spans across 5.7 million net acres, which is a geographic footprint the size of New Jersey. In 2015, it produced an average of 284,000 barrels of oil equivalent each day. The company operates 9,600 wells, with interests in about 12,000 additional wells. BP believes there is potential to unlock significant value from this resource base, and the company has decades of experience in the necessary technologies. Visit their web page for more information.

About the Wyoming Women's Foundation

The Wyoming Women's Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $6 million to nonprofits across the state in 2016. The Women's 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 organizations that help Wyoming 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 more than $832,000 into almost 100 organizations. Learn more at www.wywf.org.

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