Integrity Wireline participates in fund raising event for veterans.
Our thanks go to everyone who made the trip to Windwalker and helped us do our part to benefit these veterans. You are appreciated.
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Some seven miles northwest of Stanton, Texas, stood these signs directing the way to Windwalker Farms, the sporting clays facility where Faces of Freedom took place Sept. 20.
Before their shooting times started, team members await the start of the day's second wave of competition.
James McMath nails a clay for Integrity's team during the Faces of Freedom sporting clays tournament. James, who is a drilling supervisor for EOG Resources, was welcomed by the Integrity crew to join them for the occasion, along with a handful of other EOG professionals. Working together, the EOG and Integrity teams have turned on the tap on a huge number of Permian basin oil wells.
Scott Riley, left, talks with Mark Everitt. Scott is a field service manager (FSM) for Integrity. Mark is the company's equipment/operations manager. A sidelight: Scott and CEO Kelly Connally have known each other since Scott was a schoolboy. Kelly coached Scott in baseball. Many of Integrity's employees have relationships with one another that go back to years (and places) prior to their arrivals at Integrity.
Gene Hearne (left), sales manager for Integrity Wireline, chats with Integrity Wireline CEO Kelly Connally.
Participants in the event included (from left) Scott Riley, Gene Hearne, Kelly Connally, and Mark Everitt. Scott is a field services manager for Integrity Wireline. He works mainly out of the Hobbs, N.M., area. He makes his home in the metroplex area.
The posting of the colors (here they are being marched out of the pavilion) followed the blessing of the day's meal and preceded the singing of the national anthem.
A veteran who was the past recipient of a Freedom Service Dog (his particular canine was named Norman and was there with the owner on the stage) tells his story and how blessed he has been to have Norman at his side.
The event's auctioneer kept things rolling during some brisk buying action. Numerous shotguns, rifles, and handguns - all of them donated - were auctioned, as well as other valuable offerings, including some hunts and other prizes. Often the winning bidder, who might have spent thousands to get the prize, turned around and donated it right back to the house, to be auctioned all over again, for yet more charitable funds. Proceeds benefited Freedom Service Dogs, which provides trained service dogs at no cost to deserving veterans, children, and other individuals.