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Champion Energy Services Powers New LEED Certified Friends For Life Animal Shelter


The Only No Kill Green Powered Pet Adoption Center in Texas

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced a cooperative effort between Champion Energy Services ( and Friends For Life, the fastest growing No Kill animal shelter in Houston.  Included in the arrangement is a multi-year agreement to provide renewable energy for the new, LEED-certified animal adoption center.  Additionally, Champion Energy is helping to raise funding and awareness for Friends For Life with an innovative affinity program that, among other initiatives, provides donations of $100 to the shelter for each residential customer who enrolls with Champion Energy using the promotional code FriendsForLife.

"We are so grateful for the remarkable support Champion Energy is providing to Friends For Life," Executive Director Salise Shuttlesworth said.  "Champion Energy is a fabulous example of what an engaged and compassionate corporate citizen should be and we are proud to partner with them to bring Houston its only LEED certified No Kill animal shelter."

"We are proud to be associated with Friends For Life," Fordham said.  "And we admire their commitment to make Houston a better place."  Friends For Life is one of several organizations Champion Energy is working with as part of its Hometown Champions program.  Hometown Champions are local organizations that are making a difference in the local community.  Beyond providing exceptional electricity service, Champion Energy is also committed to partnerships that make local communities better. 

About Friends For Life
Incorporated in 2002, Friends For Life is the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston. This No Kill group is dedicated to offering No Kill solutions to the animals of Houston and the people who want to help them. Programs include rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, humane education and animal food/supply support.  Seventy-five percent of animals that have found homes through Friends For Life were deemed unadoptable at other area shelters due to their age, breed or medical conditions. Friends For Life plans to expand their current operations by opening a new, LEED-certified No Kill animal shelter in spring 2012.  To learn more, visit

CONTACT: Kim Domerofski, Communications Manager, +1-713-863-9835,

About Champion Energy Services
Houston-based Champion Energy Services is the fastest-growing retail electric provider in the nation and the largest never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Two Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studies(SM).* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company serves 1,000,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 2,600 megawatts. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168, New Jersey BPU license ESL-0082, Maryland IR-2196.

* For J.D. Power and Associates award information, go to

CONTACT: Scott Fordham, President & Chief Executive Officer, +1-281-653-1813,

SOURCE Champion Energy Services

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