Designed to bring the community of natural gas and oil professionals in the Haynesville Shale together in the spirit of sportsmanship and charitable giving, the two-person Haynesville Shale Bass Tournament began in 2010 and raised $20,000 for Gingerbread House and Cara Center, child abuse advocacy groups located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The mission of the tournament is to conduct an industry bass tournament in a fun, family friendly atmosphere that will benefit the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children dedicated to the betterment of the children in the Haynesville Shale area of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. As a one-day, 150-person event in its first year, the tournament experienced substantial success and has now been expanded to two days and 300 anglers. Each year the Board meets with Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, a non-profit organizations in the community, that will receive the proceeds from the tournament.
Randy Williford, President – Moncla
Gary Turner, Vice President – Arpco Valves
Rachel Curry, Secretary – Texas Flood
Paul Pratt, Treasurer – Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Jeremy Melder – Tubular Solutions, Inc.
Mike Roper – Civeo
Harley Wilson – Retired
Clay Baskins – Buffco Production, INC
Richard Helmer – Helmer Directional Drilling, INC