Businesses such as the oil and gas exploration company HEI Resources and its president and CEO, Charles Reed Cagle, are proud to support the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The zoo offers the opportunity to observe more than 800 animals in their 146-acre home.

Zoo habitats are designed to recreate the native environment of each animal. The African Rift Valley exhibit features meerkats, giraffes, and other species from the world’s second-largest continent. Budgie Buddies is home to families of Australian budgerigars, which visitors can encounter close-up from April to October in regular aviary walk-through and feeding events. The Rocky Mountain Wild exhibition serves as a shelter for native Colorado species such as mountain lions, moose, grizzly bears, lynxes, and eagles.

The zoo’s recent Meerkat Cam is among its most popular attractions, with the added incentive that animal enthusiasts can access it on the zoo’s website 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the comfort of their own homes. When temperatures hover above 40 degrees Fahrenheit at the zoo and the play area is sunny, the meerkats can be found romping.

A typical meerkat, also called a suricata, is small. At adulthood, the meerkat usually grows no taller than 14 inches and weighs no more than 1.5 pounds. Their distinctive parallel short stripes extend from their tails to their shoulders, and their fawn-toned fur is tinged with silver, gray, brown, or tan. Their alert, curious personalities ensure them a growing fan base to follow their online antics. Zoo supporters can “adopt” a meerkat by clicking on a link and making a contribution to feed and care for one of the animals.

An avid sportsman, hiker, and camper, Charles Reed Cagle has translated his personal interest in outdoor life into ongoing support for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and its residents.

Over the course of his career in the oil and gas industry, Charles Reed Cagle has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to community service and charitable giving. Charles Reed Cagle currently supports the efforts of local organizations such as Kids on Bikes, a nonprofit that gives Colorado children the opportunity to earn their own bikes. In addition to providing access to bikes, Kids on Bikes teaches individuals and families about bicycle safety and encourages exploration of parks and trails.

Kids on Bikes offers a number of donation levels, ranging from $50 to $5,000. Additionally, the organization benefits from the efforts of its many volunteers, who serve as mountain biking coaches, clinic assistants, and special event coordinators. Families can also pay a fee to become members of Kids on Bikes, which enables them to receive open invitations to all family rides and classes, one free entry to the Kids on Bikes Festival, and a member appreciation party.

An accomplished oil and gas executive with many years of experience in the industry, Charles Reed Cagle currently serves as the president and CEO of HEI Resources. In addition to his professional work, Charles Reed Cagle supports the efforts of several nonprofit organizations in his community, including Outreachers. A Christian outreach organization designed to nurture the economic, educational, and spiritual growth of people across the globe, Outreachers addresses important social issues related to hunger, health care, education, and clean water.

To accomplish its mission, Outreachers holds the annual “Chip In” charity golf tournament, which benefits organizations such as Rocky Mountain Kids, in Colorado, and Casa Angelina, in Guatemala. The 2013 tournament will take place in July at The Club at Flying Horse, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will include breakfast and lunch served on the course.

To learn more about Outreachers, or to find out how to sign up for the “Chip In” tournament, visit www.outreachers.com.

The President and CEO of HEI Resources, Charles Reed Cagle has held membership in the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) for a number of years. In addition to his work with HEI, Reed Cagle serves as a cofounder and majority member of Mid-Continent Drilling, LLC, which is currently drilling in Colorado’s Wattenberg Field.

A large and effective trade organization, CMA offers its members a wide array of benefits. Presently, the association, which represents the interests of the mining industry, boasts 145 member companies and 850 individual members. Since its inception in 1876, the organization has supported the professional growth and development of its members by offering educational programming, conferences, and networking opportunities.

Furthermore, CMA keeps its members up to date on all political changes related to mining law and federal coal and hardrock regulations. The association also employs a team of devoted governmental relations specialists who advocate for legislation that will positively affect CMA members. Additionally, the organization invites its members to participate in committees ranging in topic from coal to international affairs. Through these committees, members can help steer CMA’s political stances and discuss the issues that affect them the most.

For the last four years, the Christian nonprofit organization Outreachers has held a golf tournament fund-raiser. Founded by Charles Reed Cagle, Outreachers supports children and teenagers both locally and abroad. In Colorado, the group sponsors four foster homes for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Internationally, Outreachers focuses its efforts on an orphanage in Guatemala called Casa Angelina.

On July 29, 2013, Outreachers will hold its fourth annual “Chip In” Golf Tournament. The event will take place at The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Beginning at 9 a.m., tournament participants will compete in a four-man scramble format.

One of the organization’s primary fund-raisers, the Chip In Golf Tournament offers seven donation levels. Beginning at the $300 individual golfer entrance fee and going all the way up to the $20,000 Hole-In-One Sponsor level, the tournament will raise thousands of dollars for a worthy cause. For more information about Reed Cagle’s nonprofit organization, or to register for the Chip In Golf Tournament, visit www.outreachers.com.

Outreachers, a Christian-based nonprofit with a global scope, works to promote economic stability, educational opportunities, and spiritual connections for underserved populations around the world. One of the group’s ongoing efforts has spanned several mission journeys to Casa Angelina, a home for orphans in Guatemala. Casa Angelina provides a haven for 70 babies, children, and teenagers who have been abused or neglected.

In recent years, Outreachers funded the construction of the first two stories of Casa Angelina, assisted in building a home for a disadvantaged widow in the community, and funded operations for a home that shelters an additional eight children. Outreachers also supports a medical center at the Casa Angelina site, an educational center, and a program that offers nutritious, professionally prepared foods. During the winter holidays, Outreachers provides Casa Angelina with additional funds to be used for festive meals and events.

Reed Cagle, Chief Executive Officer and President of HEI Resources in Colorado Springs, Colorado, founded Outreachers in 2009. The organization also works locally in Colorado through Rocky Mountain Kids, which runs four homes for foster teenagers.

By Charles Reed Cagle

The athletes who compete in the Olympics for the United States become role models for millions around the country, and ultimately represent our nation on a global level. Unfortunately, due to the financial burden of training, many individuals with promising athletic abilities never have the opportunity to try out for an Olympic team. Few athletes receive sponsorships, and the preparations for qualifying trial events cost thousands of dollars each year. The financial realities of equipment, travel, and proper nutrition add to the burden even more.

America for Gold responds to this problem by offering needs-based grants to athletes as they train. In addition, the organization works to raise awareness of the financial strain that these athletes face. America for Gold strives to support as many athletes as possible as they become symbols of hard work and endurance for our nation.

About the Author: An oil and gas industry veteran, Charles Reed Cagle leverages more than two decades of experience as the President and Chief Executive Officer of HEI Resources. Through his firm, Reed Cagle offers support to a wide range of philanthropic initiatives, including America for Gold.

Experienced oil, gas, and mining executive Charles Reed Cagle, President and CEO of Colorado Springs, Colorado-based HEI Resources, actively supports a variety of charitable and educational organizations. One local beneficiary is the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), whose Mountain Lions teams made headlines across several sports in September 2012.

The school’s golf team achieved a 10th place finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, held on the United States Air Force Academy’s Eisenhower Golf Course. The UCCS golfers achieved success despite being the sole Division II team among 15 other Division I competitors.

UCCS runner Angie Martell led the school’s women’s cross-country team in a meet held in Monument Valley Park, the fifth annual Rust Buster. Individually, Martell finished eighth out of 82 runners, leading her team to capture five of the 11 best-finish slots (ranging from eighth to 18th).

In other news, the UCCS campus prepared for an offensive and defensive basketball coaching clinic led by legendary coach George Karl, who now leads the Denver Nuggets.

Reed Cagle and HEI are proud of the Mountain Lions’ athletic and academic achievements, and they encourage members of the Colorado Springs community to show their support as well.

Possessing more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, Charles Reed Cagle serves as President and CEO of HEI Resources. Reed Cagle reminds all potential investors to thoroughly investigate the products and services a business offers before investing and make every effort to verify the reported finances of the company. Businesses in poor standing or with obvious errors in their financial statements present a higher risk of fraud. Individuals must be wary of materials that they receive directly from the company without having requested them. Diligence in research proves the best method for reducing risk when investing in oil and gas companies.

The Secretary of State’s office where the company is incorporated can provide information about the company’s standing. Potential investors should also visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission online at http://www.sec.gov and contact state securities regulators about the company, especially before making an investment.

More information about self-protection for investors is available at HEIPartners.com.

As an avid cyclist and committed supporter of numerous children’s charities, Charles Reed Cagle derives a great deal of personal satisfaction from backing Kids on Bikes, Inc., a Colorado Springs-based program that provides new bicycles and safety gear to underserved youth in the city and surrounding areas. Collaborating with regional advocacy groups such as Hope & Home, the TESSA women’s shelter, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Kids on Bikes (KOB) strives to instill a sense of confidence in young boys and girls who lack the resources to enjoy one of childhood’s greatest pleasures.

Thanks to the efforts of the local community, KOB was recently able to donate more than 300 bikes to elementary school students at Ivywild, Sand Creek, and Atlas Preparatory School. KOB also organizes a host of annual events, such as the Family Ride for Pro Challenge and Campus Cross at the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado, to help youth from economically challenged backgrounds experience the fun of “life in the driver’s seat.”

About Charles Reed Cagle: An active philanthropist whose charitable endeavors have touched the lives of children in need in the U.S. and Guatemala, Charles Reed Cagle also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of HEI Resources. Under Reed Cagle’s leadership, HEI Resources develops strategic partnerships within the oil, natural gas, and mining sectors.

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