Black Elk Energy and LACAP announce the inaugural Empowering the
Community charity event to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana in March

/EIN News/ Houston, TX – 18 November 2008 –
Black Elk Energy, an independent oil
gas company, is hosting a top-tier charity event next March in New
Orleans featuring pro golfers, celebrities and executives in the energy
industry. Called Empowering the Community
(, the event is an extension of an
initiative launched earlier this year to assist low income families with
their utility bills. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the
Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships (LACAP) and
assist qualified low income households with their utility bills. These
funds will also support LACAP in weatherizing homes and building a new
training center.

The event begins with a VIP reception on Thursday March 19th, followed
by a golf tournament on Friday, March 20th, at the top-level Tournament
Players Course (TPC), home of the 2009 PGA Zurich Classic. Players will
have the opportunity to play with top pro golfers, including Annika
Sorenstam, the LPGA Hall of Famer who currently holds almost every major
record in women’s golf. The golf event will be followed by a reception
and dinner at a four diamond hotel in the French Quarter on Friday
evening. Those attending the dinner portion of the event will have the
opportunity to meet and have pictures taken with several pro athletes
and celebrities. In addition to an elegant, three-course dinner, the
evening event will feature an all-star line up of entertainment
including Grammy winner Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans,
and comedy from Frank Caliendo of Frank TV. Major celebrities and pro
athletes, including Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl
Quarterback, will be seated with major sponsors during dinner. This
event will be the largest of its kind in Louisiana, drawing energy
industry executives throughout the Gulf Coast.

We are very excited about the Empowering the Community event, says
Gervis LaFleur President of LACAP. We applaud the leadership of Black
Elk Energy and hope that companies across the energy industry will
participate in this very worthwhile endeavor to help the people of

Giving back to the community is a fundamental principal of our business
culture, says John Hoffman, President and CEO of Black Elk Energy.
The Empowering the Community event will be a unique and powerful way
for the energy industry to demonstrate interest in the people of
Louisiana while building good will. We are already seeing broad support
for this worthwhile event across the energy supply chain. I invite the
leadership of other companies to join us in supporting this initiative.

Advertas, a Houston marketing and public relations firm specializing in
the energy industry, has been tasked with the organization and
management of the event. Those interested in sponsoring or
participating in Empowering the Community should contact Hal Green,
Managing Director of Advertas, at 713.480.2260 or via email:
[email protected]

About Black Elk Energy

Black Elk Energy, LLC is an independent oil and gas company
headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded by seasoned industry
executives, Black Elk Energy is dedicated to creating exceptional
returns in oil and gas through acquisition and exploitation. Black Elk
Energy has a specific competitive geographic focus within the Southern
Gulf Coast states and the Midwest. Within the geographic area, their
technical focus is on low risk reservoir exploitation opportunities and
operational improvements.


Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships (LACAP) is a
private, non-profit agency organized to promote programs engaged in
raising the economic and social standards of low-income residents in the
State of Louisiana. LACAP manages the community action programs in all
64 parishes of the state. Each year, LACAP’s community action agencies
assist over 600,000 Louisiana residents.

For more information please visit:

Hal Green
Advertas, LLC
[email protected]

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