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Cleco charitable golf tournament benefits Louisiana Lions Camp

PINEVILLE, La. – Sept. 20, 2018 – Today, Cleco hosted its charitable golf tournament, Tee Off for a Cause, at OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria. 

The tournament, in its fourth year, benefits Louisiana Lions Camp, a free, summer camp for youth with special needs, diabetes and pulmonary disorders. 

“Cleco is proud to partner with Louisiana Lions Camp to support children with special needs and help provide them with a unique, summer camp experience,” said Bill Fontenot, Cleco president and CEO.  “Cleco is committed to supporting the communities where we live, work and serve, and this is just another example of our commitment.”

“Lions Clubs across Louisiana are grateful to Cleco for supporting the Lions Camp,” said Bob Hollingsworth, Alexandria Lions Club member and Louisiana Lions Children’s Camp executive board member.  “These monies will be used to make significant improvements to the cooling system of the Lions Camp’s multipurpose building which is used by all of our special needs campers.” 

Cleco welcomed approximately 150 golfers and 100 sponsors from across Louisiana and eight other states. 

“We are thankful to our sponsors and golfers for making this tournament a success year after year,” said Leisha Hines, Cleco senior insurance and claims specialist and chair of the golf tournament.  “We expect to raise over $50,000 for Louisiana Lions Camp.”

“Thanks again to Cleco, its employees and all of those supporting this great golf tournament,” said Hollingsworth.

Follow Cleco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClecoPower for photos and more information on Tee Off for a Cause, as well as other Cleco-sponsored events.

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy company that conducts substantially all of its business operation through its primary subsidiary, Cleco Power. Cleco Power is a regulated electric utility company that owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com. 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

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