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Registration is Open for the 5th Annual Texas Hill Country Shooting Classic & Sporting Expo

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SAN ANTONIO (April 30, 2019) Trinity Oak’s 5th Annual Texas Hill Country Shooting Classic & Sporting Expo is slated for Saturday, June 8, at Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne, TX. One of Trinity Oaks’ most popular and fastest growing events, the Texas Hill Country Shooting Classic and Sporting Expo, will offer two sporting clays courses to accommodate the continually growing number of shooters. This event is sure to be a fantastic day of competition and comradery, food and friendship and fun for all who attend.

The fee to participate in the event is $600 for a four-person team or $150 for each individual shooter. This includes 100 clays, lunch, a T-shirt, awards and trophies and access and participation in all of the exciting Trinity Oaks fundraiser events. In addition to the shoot, the daylong festivities will include corporate exhibits. These exhibits will showcase outdoor products, outfitters, local clubs, and much more. Be sure to stop by and visit them.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a safety video. A shotgun start at 9 a.m. will kick off the competition to be followed by lunch and an open bar at 12:30 p.m. A fabulous fundraiser that includes bucket raffles, a silent auction and a live auction benefiting Trinity Oaks will be held after lunch. Concluding the event will be a full awards ceremony awarding the top shooters, groups, ladies, seniors and youth categories.

Only side-by-side or over/under shotguns (no autoloaders or pumps) are acceptable. Shotguns are available for rent at Joshua Creek. Eye and ear protection are mandatory. The maximum shell size is 12 gauge, 2 3/4″, #7.5-shot, 1 1/4 oz. loads. You can bring your own ammunition, or it can be purchased at Joshua Creek.

All proceeds from corporate sponsors, raffles and auctions will benefit Trinity Oaks’ many programs that use hunting, fishing and outdoor activities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged kids, terminally ill children and combat veterans.

With the popularity of this event, you will want to reserve your team’s spot today for this event. Register online at ICLAYS.com.

For those that are interested in a corporate sponsorship, please complete the two forms jodee.

About Trinity Oaks

In 2007, San Antonio native Tom Snyder founded Trinity Oaks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on the premise that active participation in the outdoors is a powerful, healing, and fundamentally life-changing experience. The organization’s mission is to use hunting, fishing and outdoor activities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged kids, terminally ill children and combat veterans. Each year, Trinity Oaks offers at least 50 events at no expense to those who can benefit from once-in-a-lifetime hunting or fishing experiences. For more information on Trinity Oaks, visit www.trinityoaks.org, or call 210-447-0351. For more information on Thumbtack Ranch, visit https://trinityoaks.org/thumbtack/.

Saulsbury Donates $100,000 to TPWF to Repair Pool at Balmorhea State Park

ODESSA, TEXAS– Dec. 06, 2018 – Saulsbury has announced a donation of $100,000 to the Texas Park and Wildlife Foundation’s Balmorhea State Park fund to repair the spring-fed pool at Balmorhea State Park. The pool was closed earlier this year following the collapse of part of the pool’s wall.

In August, Apache Corporation established a challenge grant for the fund and will be matching Saulsbury’s donation as Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation works to raise $2 million to repair the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool.

“Saulsbury is proud to help contribute to the fund to repair of one of West Texas’ most beloved pools” said Bubba Saulsbury, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Saulsbury. “As an Odessa-based company, many of our employees have spent time at the iconic pool in West Texas over the years. Through our support, we look forward to seeing the community enjoy the park for many generations to come.”

As part of their core values, Saulsbury is committed to supporting the communities in which its employees live and work. Throughout its 51-year history, Saulsbury has provided support to the community through in-kind donations, volunteer services and monetary support.

John J. Christmann IV, Chief Executive Officer and President of Apache Corporation commented, “We are thankful to Saulsbury for their generous support of our matching challenge grant in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Their donation and our subsequent dollar-for-dollar match is significant in helping us reach our fundraising goal to fully fund the repair of the Balmorhea pool, an iconic West Texas destination.”

The pool at Balmorhea State Park was closed in early 2018 following a structural collapse of a wall caused by years of erosion from the flow of water from the springs. The repairs to the pool at Balmorhea State Park are ongoing. The pool is expected to re-open in early 2019.

“Generations of Texans have enjoyed the cool, clear waters at Balmorhea, and we’re immensely grateful for Saulsbury’s donation to match Apache’s challenge grant,” said Anne Brown, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director. “We hope everyone who has ever dipped a toe in this Texas treasure will consider making a donation to help.”

Online donations may be made, or a donation may be mailed to:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

2914 Swiss Ave.

Dallas, Texas 75204

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About Saulsbury Industries

Saulsbury Industries is a full-service Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC), and Maintenance contractor that provides engineering, general construction, electrical & instrumentation, and maintenance services to heavy industrial markets nationwide. Headquartered in Odessa, Texas, the company’s national office footprint includes, Dallas; Houston; Port Arthur; Henderson; Abilene, TX; Greenville, SC; Baton Rouge, LA; Farmington, NM; and Denver, CO. www.saulsbury.com

About Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation raises private funds to advance Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state’s wildlife, habitat, recreational areas, and natural resources. Since 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has raised more than $170 million in private philanthropy to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas.

About Apache Corporation

Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Apache posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and copies of all press releases on its website, www.apachecorp.com, and on its Media and Investor Center mobile application, which is available for free download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.

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TPWF and Apache Corporation Partner to Raise $2 million for Balmorhea State Park Pool Repairs

TPWF and Apache Corporation Partner to Raise $2 million for Balmorhea State Park Pool Repairs

Apache Corporation announces $1 million challenge grant

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has established a fund to raise $2 million for pool repairs at Balmorhea State Park. Apache Corporation is providing a challenge grant and will match gifts up to $1 million.

The iconic spring-fed pool at Balmorhea State Park in West Texas has been closed since early May after part of the structure collapsed during the pool’s annual cleaning. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced in a press release last week that repairs to the historic pool are set to begin.

The labor-intensive job will repair the damage to the concrete apron used to stabilize the diving board along the east headwall. TPWD reports that months of thorough evaluation, including extensive geotechnical examination, found that the structural failure was due to years of undermining erosion behind the wall caused by the flow of water from the springs.

“Apache is proud to partner with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to support one of Texas’s most treasured destinations. This public-private partnership will ensure this unique natural treasure remains an iconic part of our community for many years to come,” said Apache Chief Executive Officer and President John J. Christmann IV.

Raising private funds for this project will allow available state funding to be used for other critical repair needs across the state park system. State park facilities throughout the state have been hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and devastating floods in recent years.

“We are incredibly thankful to Apache for their spirit of generosity in stepping forward with this major challenge grant to help repair Balmorhea State Park and its much beloved spring-fed swimming hole,” said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith. “This west Texas oasis is one of Texas’ great treasures, and its closure this summer was a source of deep disappointment to the Department and thousands of families who otherwise would have enjoyed basking in its magical, refreshing waters. With this challenge grant and the generosity of other Texans, we can now embark upon the essential repairs to the pool without having to divert resources away from other critical repair and maintenance projects across the State Park system.”

The Civilian Conservation Corps structure was built in the mid-1930s and is the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool. More than 15 million gallons of water flow through the pool each day, gushing from the San Solomon Springs. The 1.3-acre pool is up to 25 feet deep, holds 3.5 million gallons of water and the water temperature stays at 72 to 76 degrees year-round.

“Generations of Texans have enjoyed the cool, clear waters at Balmorhea, and we’re deeply grateful for Apache’s challenge grant to help us meet the fundraising goal of $2 million,” said Anne Brown, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director. “We’ve heard from many individuals and companies that are interested in helping, and we hope everyone who has ever dipped a toe in this Texas treasure will consider making a donation to help.”

Online donations may be made, or a donation may be mailed to:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

2914 Swiss Ave.

Dallas, Texas 75204