Angling for a Cure: Texas Fish-Fest Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

September 10, 2008

Dylan Bass, who has CF, and his twin brother Ethan, flank Copano Energy Senior Director of Business Development Darin Aucoin at the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter's Cast for the Cure Fishing Tournament.
Dylan Bass, who has CF, and his twin brother Ethan, flank Copano Energy Senior Director of Business Development Darin Aucoin at the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter's Cast for the Cure Fishing Tournament.
For two glorious days in August, at the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter’s Copano Energy Cast for the Cure Fishing Tournament, 90 anglers and 45 guides competed for both trophies and bragging rights, and reeled in $160,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Details That Made a Difference

Copano Energy didn’t just sponsor the event, company employees pitched in with extra gusto on the event committee, chaired by Senior Director of Business Development Darin Aucoin. The hardworking committee deftly pursued high-level sponsorships among industry contacts and kept spirits high and overhead to a minimum.

There was never a dull moment—spirited fishing by day and great food, cocktails and silent and live auctions at night rounded out the event. A painting by Dylan Bass, who has CF, and his twin brother Ethan, ignited an enthusiastic bidding war. The high bidders were longtime CF Foundation supporters and accomplished anglers Janice and Paul Therrien.

“It was a privilege to see so many people join forces for a great cause,” said Aucoin. “I truly believe conquering this disease is well within our reach.”

Thanks a Million

Hats off to volunteers extraordinaire Terry Coufal and Malcolm DeBettencourt, and a special thanks to the Bottomless Pit BBQ Cookin’ team, who served up an incredible steak dinner.

Thanks, too to the following sponsors:

  • Copano Energy
  • Alta Mesa Holdings, L.P.
  • Amegy Bank
  • American Rodsmith
  • Bank of America
  • Bell Supply Company
  • Bottom Line Services, Inc.
  • Brayton Operating Corporation
  • Credence Services, Inc.
  • HEP Oil GP, L.L.C.
  • IMG Financial Group
  • Integrys Energy Services
  • Key Energy Services, Inc.
  • The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Southwest Energy, L.P.
  • Tiffany & Company
  • Upstream Energy