On August 31st, 2019 in the early afternoon, seven people tragically lost their lives, dozens of others injured, and the families of those victims, and the community as a whole traumatized and impacted forever. Over the past few months, the oil and gas community has come together unlike any other time in its history, as a result of the Permian Basin being such a significant source of oil and gas drilling and exploration, and the home and frequent destination to so many in the O&G family.
Virtually every industry association, local and state governments, first responders, community leaders and activists, will gather on January 16th, 2020 at La Hacienda Event Center joining together for what undoubtedly will be a time of hope and healing. The evening will begin by hosting a donor-sponsored Boots & Black Tie benefit dinner for 500+, followed by a Hope & Healing community concert featuring Rick Trevino, and Clay Walker for thousands. All proceeds from the dinner and concert will be donated to the Odessa Community Foundation’s August 31 Fund, a 501c3 Odessa-based non-profit, formed by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and benefiting the families of seven deceased, and 25 injured.
Shelby Landgraf, and Jay Hendricks from CBS7 news will emcee the dinner and concert, and Dan & Ashley Henderson, and Toby & Sondra Eoff are chairing the event. The benefit dinner is being promoted by numerous industry and trade associations, and the Hope & Healing community concert is being promoted via radio, television, billboards, and social media. The expectation is that the impact from the evening events will have an immediate and lasting impact for the victims and their families, the community, and industry as a whole.
Please join us in participating by sponsoring a table, donating valuable silent and live auction items, and contributing financially through personal and corporate monetary donations. Attached you’ll find a donation form, with the details on sponsorship opportunities, and options on how to give generously.
We are incredibly humbled to have the support of so many people, who by coming together will make a tremendous difference in the lives of so many, and demonstrate that together, we are…Basin Strong.
Special thanks to Toby & Sondra Eoff for their generosity, owners of the new Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Downtown Odessa, TX, and Honorary Chairs of the Basin Strong Hope & Healing dinner and concert.
To sponsor the dinner, or buy tickets to the concert, go to www.basinstrong.com.