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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.

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.