Earlier this year, I committed to attending this year’s Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt as a hunt mentor. It’s surprising, but the event is almost here. Where has the time gone? I’m honored to keep my word and be a part of this event. The Wyoming Women’s Foundation raises money in support of women and young girls, teaching them economic self-sufficiency. Stay tuned. In the days leading up to the event, I’ll be sharing more. ~Mia
BP Lower 48 sponsors the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt
Laramie, Wyo. – BP Lower 48, a leading producer of oil and gas, has signed on as a platinum sponsor for the 2016 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt.
BP has supported the hunt since its inception in 2013. The hunt, to be held Oct. 6-9, 2016, will bring together 40 female hunters from across the nation at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, mentorship and camaraderie, as well as raising funds and awareness for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation. To learn more, visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org.
“Spend more time with your family and friends, whether it be outside, hunting, at the shooting range or around the table, savoring all life has to offer.” MM
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, which 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.
Laura Leffler, Chief of Staff with BP Lower 48, said the following, “BP L48 is committed to supporting the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the mission of strengthening women in today’s world. The Antelope Hunt is a great opportunity to make an immediate and positive impact on the lives of others. It’s also a highly rewarding experience and personal growth opportunity for all participants — a truly premier activity that builds on the progressive and inclusive culture of the state of Wyoming.”
“We appreciate BP’s ongoing investment in and commitment to our efforts to improve the lives of women,” said Rebekah Smith, Program Associate with the Wyoming Women’s Foundation. “Learning to hunt can help women experience more independence and self-sufficiency by giving them a way to feed their families.”
Leading the way as the first event of its kind for women, the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt now is in its fourth year. So far the Antelope Hunt, as well as the annual dinner, has raised more than $200,000 for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation’s mission of supporting economic self-sufficiency for women and girls.
This year the hunt will welcome Donna Boddington from the television show “The Boddington Experience” as a special guest hunter. Special guest hunters have included retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite, Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow, Jana Waller from “Skull Bound TV” on the Sportsman Channel, Women’s Outdoor News (WON) Editor Barbara Baird, 2013 Ms. Wheelchair USA Ashlee Lundvall, and Julie Golob, captain of Smith & Wesson’s highly successful shooting team. Of the 40 total hunters in 2015, 36 harvested antelope, 11 for the first time.
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. The equivalent per day in 2015 and operates more than 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 http://www.bp.com/en_us/bp-us/what-we-do/exploration-and-production/lower-48.html
About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $6.1 million to nonprofits across the state in 2015. 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 $775,000 into almost 100 organizations. Learn more at www.wywf.org
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