Patriot PAWS Service Dogs Selected As 2014 Hunting Art Prize Charity
HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2013
HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hunting PLC announced today that the
2014 Hunting Art Prize Charity will be Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, an
organization dedicated to inspiring and restoring the physical and emotional
independence of disabled American veterans and others with mobile
Through the nonprofit, service dogs undergo an extensive training program,
where they are taught to perform a wide range of functions, from pulling
wheelchairs and opening and closing doors, to picking up and retrieving items
and supporting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. They are then
provided to recipients at no cost.
"We couldn't be more humbled to give towards such a worthy organization," said
Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of Hunting PLC, the international oil services
company that sponsors the Hunting Art Prize. "It's evident that the staff and
volunteers of Patriot PAWS bring a unique and much needed service to our
community, and it's inspirational to see all they are doing to support so many
of the great men and women who have given so much to serve our country."
Each year, Hunting selects one well-deserving Texas-based nonprofit to receive
a donation on behalf of the competition. The gift includes a direct donation
as well as a contribution from Hunting that matches the dollars generated from
finalists who sell their art at the annual Hunting Art Prize gala.
Patriot PAWS will be presented with its contribution at a separate event
following a gala on May 3, 2014, where the winner of this year's competition
will be announced.
The annual Hunting Art Prize is open to Texas artists who are 18 years of age
or older. Its $50,000 award is historically the most generous annual award in
North America for painting and drawing.
For more information about the Hunting Art Prize, visit
About the 2014 Hunting Art Prize Charity
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit entity providing
service dogs to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities
at no cost in an effort to inspire and restore physical and emotional
independence. Depending on the needs of each individual, service dogs
complete a customized training program and learn to perform a variety of
functions, including supporting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
For further information, visit http://patriotpaws.org.
About Hunting PLC
Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support
solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it
is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For
further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk.
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