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Wild Well Control's Annual Golf Blowout Raises 178K for Shriners Hospitals for Children

Houston, (Oct 4, 2013) — Wild Well Control, along with the support of numerous customers, players and sponsors - including Superior Energy Services (Superior), raised more than $178,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children at its annual Golf Blowout tournament held on Monday, September 23.

“Thanks to the many customers, sponsors and players throughout the years, this tournament continues to be a success in helping support the exceptional care and services provided by Shriner's Hospitals to the thousands of children who receive treatment,” said Wild Well Control President Freddy Gebhardt.

“All of us at Wild Well are proud of this tournament's legacy and are committed to helping the Shriners in their mission to provide excellent medical care regardless of ability to pay. That's why events like this are so important, and we are happy to be able to continue to help Shriners.”

Now in its 17th year, WWC's Golf Blowout, held this year at the Clubs of Kingwood Golf Course, has raised more than $1.35 million since its inception.

The tournament was originally the brainchild of Wild Well founder Joe Bowden Sr. In 1985, while Bowden Sr. was recovering from burns he sustained on the job, he would walk the halls of the hospital and saw children in some of the rooms who had been burned much more severely than himself. He vowed to help them, returning to the hospital one year handing out teddy bears and in other years, distributing coloring books.

An avid golfer, Bowden Sr. organized the first Golf Blowout in 1997, raising $2,000 which he donated to the Shriners. Today, the event has become the biggest golf charity event for Shriners.

All proceeds from the Golf Blowout benefit the Shriners Houston hospital and the Galveston burn hospital. Shriners operates 22 speciality hospitals throughout the U.S., providing specialized care for children with orthopedic conditions, burn injuries of all degrees, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

This year's event sponsors included Superior, BTI Services, EXPRO, Burke-Daniels, RSD Supply, Derrick Equipment Co., Global Diving & Salvage, IPT Global, Taylors International and Cameron.

You can learn more about this annual tournament on the event's website,