About UsDesigned to bring the community of natural gas and oil professionals in the Haynesville Shale together in the spirit of sportsmanship and charitable giving, the two-person Haynesville Shale Bass Tournament began in 2010 and raised $20,000 for Gingerbread House and Cara Center, child abuse advocacy groups located in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The mission of the tournament and its governing organization, Chesapeake Employees for Haynesville Communities (CEHC), is to conduct an industry bass tournament in a fun, family friendly atmosphere that will benefit non-profit organizations dedicated to the betterment of the children in the Haynesville Shale area of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana.
As a one-day, 150-person event in its first year, the tournament experienced substantial success and has now been expanded to two days and 300 anglers. Each year the CEHC Board meets with various non-profit organizations in the community to choose the group that will receive the proceeds from the tournament. A different organization is chosen each year to ensure all parts of Haynesville Shale region and all types of agencies benefit from our efforts.