HOUSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) ("Flotek" or the "Company") today announced Flotek will serve as the presenting sponsor of Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson's Hall-Of -Fame Golf Invitational. The event will take place on Thursday, July 24th at Moorpark Country Club in Los Angeles, CA. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Young Warriors Foundation.
"We are delighted to be the presenting sponsor of Eric Dickerson's Hall of Fame Golf Invitational to benefit the Young Warriors Foundation," said John Chisholm, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flotek. "Eric's commitment to provide resources and support to boys without fathers continues to make a difference in the greater Los Angeles community. The Young Warriors success is having a positive impact on the lives of these families is an achievement Flotek is both proud and humbled to support. As our business of environmentally-focused energy development grows in Southern California we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the community."
The Eric Dickerson Hall-Of-Fame Golf Invitational is one of the premier golf events in the country, hosting a field of Hall-Of-Fame Athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. The event will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Eric Dickerson's single season rushing record, while benefiting the Young Warriors Foundation which helps guide and inspire fatherless boys to become great men.
The Young Warriors Foundation focuses on the physical, emotional and social needs of boys and mothers in absent-father homes. Through a multi-year journey, Young Warriors teaches these boys necessary life skills needed to become a stable and balanced man and through our mandatory parent workshops, experts deliver a curriculum focused on raising children without a male in the home.
Confirmed celebrities to date include Marcus Allen, six-time pro bowler, Super Bowl champ and MVP 1983, 1981 Heisman Trophy winner, Hall of Fame 2003; Michael Irvin, five-time pro-bowler, three-time Super Bowl champ, 1987 NCAA National Champion, Hall of Fame 2007; Jerome Bettis, six-time pro bowler, Super Bowl champion, Rookie of the Year in 1993; Richard Dent four-time pro bowler, Super Bowl MVP 1985; Corey Dillon, Super Bowl champion 2005; Clyde Drexler, ten-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion 1995; Scott Erickson, won World Series in 1991; Cole Hauser, actor in Good Will Hunting, Fast and the Furious 7; Kenny Lofton, six-time All-Star, four-time Golden Gove award winner and five-time stolen base champion; Ronnie Lott, four-time Super Bowl champion, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000; Barry Sanders, 1988 Heisman Trophy winner, ten-time pro bowler, two-time NFL MVP, third leading rusher in history, Hall of Fame in 2004; Kevin Sorbo, actor in Hercules; Carl Weathers, actor in Happy Gilmore; Jamaal Wilkes, four-time NBA champion and two-time NCAA champion; Gale Sayers, youngest inductee in NFL Hall of Fame; Jalen Rose, former NBA player and current analyst; Patrick Warbuton, actor in Seinfeld and lead character in the movie "The Tick"; Brian McKnight, Grammy nominated R&B singer; Moses Malone, NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP.
"We are delighted that Flotek has teamed up with the Young Warriors Foundation to present the Hall of Fame Golf Invitational," said Eric Dickerson, NFL Hall of Famer and host of the tournament. "The Young Warriors Foundation is crucial in the lives of boys and young men who are searching for role models as they grow and mature. As the presenting sponsor, Flotek is making a difference in the community, especially in the lives of the young men served by the Young Warriors Foundation."
About Flotek Industries, Inc.
Flotek is a global developer and distributor of innovative specialty chemicals and down-hole drilling and production equipment. Flotek manages automated bulk material handling, loading and blending facilities. It serves major and independent companies in the domestic and international oilfield service industry. Flotek Industries, Inc. is a publicly traded company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FTK"
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About Young Warriors
Young Warriors (YW) is a family strengthening program designed for boys living in absent-father homes or boys deemed at-risk and lacking consistent positive males in their lives.
A significant majority of boys in absent-father homes are hurting so deeply that they often become unproductive and destructive members of society; in fact, 85% of men in prisons come from fatherless homes. As a result of the letdowns they experience from lack of a positive male relationship, these boys view the world as a threatening place. This distrust holds them back from developing into educated, healthy adults.
Young Warriors interrupts the cycle of distrust and hopelessness by committing long-term to each boy and providing them with positive adult male role models, or "mentors," who care deeply about them. A main focus of the Young Warriors program is to restore trust and develop positive, healthy male-to-male relationships. Other goals include training, guiding, and inspiring progression toward education and authentic manhood. Young Warriors also provides much needed guidance to parents and guardians through our mandatory single-parent curriculum. Parenting experts deliver a focused curriculum in a non-threatening and informative way. Parents are supported and equipped with tools and strategies that will help them to meet the needs of the children in their care. The physical, emotional and social needs of boys and mothers in absent-father homes are the central focus of the programs provided by Young Warriors.
For more information, visit http://www.youngwarriors.org/.
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