Oilfield Helping Hands Again Selected as 2011 Hunting Art Prize Charity

Mar 02, 2011, 08:20 ET from Hunting PLC

HOUSTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced it will once again donate proceeds from the 2011 Hunting Art Prize to Oilfield Helping Hands, a non-profit that provides assistance to oil and gas industry workers who are in financial crisis.

This is the second consecutive year the organization has been selected as the charity for the Prize. In part because of Hunting's contribution in 2010, Oilfield Helping Hands is preparing to expand into Oklahoma and Louisiana during 2011.

Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of Hunting PLC, whose U.S. corporate headquarters are in Houston, said, "Last year, our donation played a role in enabling Oilfield Helping Hands to begin broadening its reach and bring more assistance to more people in this region. We're proud to have helped make a difference – both for the organization and for those it serves – and are honored to continue supporting such a worthy initiative."

The $50,000 Hunting Art Prize is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing. Hunting moved the Prize to Houston in 2006 after a quarter century in the United Kingdom, where the Prize emerged as one of Great Britain's top art awards.

The recipient of the 2011 award will be announced at an April 30 gala in Houston.

For more information on the competition, visit www.huntingartprize.com.

About Oilfield Helping Hands

Oilfield Helping Hands is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to helping Houston-area families in critical need of financial assistance. It primarily serves Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties. Since 2003, the organization has provided more than $1.07 million to industry workers and their families, and continues to work in the most economical fashion to maximize the funds available to recipients each year. For more information, visit www.oilfieldhelpinghands.org.

About Hunting PLC

Hunting PLC is an energy services provider to the world's leading national and international oil and gas companies, manufacturing and distributing products that enable the extraction of oil and gas.  For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk.