HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced today that the 2013 Hunting Art Prize Charity will be New Danville, a self-sustaining, master-planned community designed to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nonprofit works to inspire self-reliance and autonomy by providing low-cost housing and educational sessions that teach basic life and job skills.
This is the second consecutive year New Danville has been selected as the Hunting Art Prize Charity.
"It's a real honor to be able to contribute once again to a nonprofit like New Danville," said Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of Hunting PLC, whose U.S. corporate headquarters are located in Houston. "The work they are doing to foster an environment of independence for disabled adults is truly inspiring, and we hope that with our continued support, they are able to bring even more services to more people in need."
Each year, Hunting selects one well-deserving, Texas-based nonprofit to receive a donation on behalf of the Hunting Art Prize. New Danville will be presented with its contribution at a separate event following a gala to announce the winner of the 2013 competition.
The annual Hunting Art Prize is open to Texas artists who are 18 years of age or older. Its $50,000 award is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing.
Since 2006, when the competition moved to Houston after a quarter-century in the United Kingdom, Hunting has contributed more than $600,000 to under-served nonprofits in Texas.
For more information about the Hunting Art Prize, visit www.huntingartprize.com.
About New Danville
New Danville is a self-sustaining, master-planned community where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live, learn, and work with their non-disabled peers. By bringing together like-minded individuals through educational programs and enrichment activities, the charitable organization provides a safe and caring environment that encourages independence and personal growth. For further information, visit http://newdanville.org/.
About Hunting PLC
Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk.
SOURCE Hunting PLC