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Gulfport Energy joins Energy FC as presenting partner for Sidekicks program

By Energy FC Communications, 06/01/17, 8:15PM CDT


Energy FC is proud to announce that Gulfport Energy has agreed to be the presenting partner for the Energy FC Sidekicks program.

The Sidekicks program pairs an Energy FC soccer player with an athlete from TOPSoccer, Special Olympics Oklahoma, Down Syndrome Association or Autism Oklahoma for them build a lasting relationship during the soccer season.  The athlete and Energy FC player participate in four events during the season: an introductory event where the Sidekicks are signed to an official contract with Energy FC, a trip to the Express Clydesdale barn, a bowling event and a new award ceremony at the international headquarters of Gulfport Energy for the final event of the season. 

Gulfport Energy is a value-driven, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and production company committed to investing in the economic and social well-being of the communities where we live and operate.  Gulfport is committed to fostering a culture that raises the bar and advancing the quality of life in these regions.

“Gulfport is extremely pleased and honored to be the corporate partner of the Energy FC Sidekicks program,” said Gulfport Energy CEO and President Michael Moore. “We strive to give back to the communities where we live and operate and the Sidekicks program is helping us do just that.  We believe the personal mentorship from the Energy FC players will be a positive and life-changing influence for all participants.  We look forward to the upcoming season and our partnership with Energy FC.”

“This program is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of our season,” said Prodigal President Jeff Ewing.  ”I’m confident that the experience with Sidekicks is equally rewarding for our players and staff as well as the Sidekicks.  We appreciate the staff of Gulfport Energy for putting the resources behind this program as it continues to grow.”

“We are excited that Gulfport Energy came on as a sponsor of the Sidekick program,” said Derek Cain, VP of Development and Marketing for Special Olympics Oklahoma.  “It’s great to see other company’s recognize the wonderful things that the OKC Energy are doing with individuals with special needs in Oklahoma and want to jump on board.  We welcome Gulfport Energy to our growing family.”

The next Sidekicks event presented by Gulfport Energy is June 7 at the Express Clydesdale Barn.

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ: GPOR) is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties in North America and is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the contiguous United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Gulfport holds significant acreage positions in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and the SCOOP Woodford and SCOOP Springer plays in Oklahoma. In addition, Gulfport holds an acreage position along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, a position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 25% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC and has an approximately 24% equity interest in Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.