Cenac Marine Services and its CEO, Mr. Benny Cenac, are proud to have recently hosted four veterans from the Wounded War Heroes Organization at the 2018 Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational (HOFI). This year’s group consisted of U.S. Army Veterans Danny Jackson, Jason Austin, and Shane Girard, along with, Marine Veteran Michael Savoie.
The HOFI is an annual event held at the Harbor Light Pavilion exclusively for employees in the oilfield. This three-day experience features remarkable fishing out of Cocodrie, La along with nightly celebrations of each day’s catch. With over 3,000 participants each year, HOFI is the largest Saltwater Fishing Rodeo in the south with contestants coming together from all over the country. All the proceeds of this tournament go towards qualifying local and national charities.
For the past six years, Cenac Marine Services has provided accommodations for veterans at the Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational. This assists in allowing these individuals a weekend full of fun and camaraderie, all expenses paid. They are taken on a chartered fishing trip and provided with a long weekend full of delicious meals, fun, and fishing.
On Saturday night, there was a presentation of the flag for the honored veterans. The United Veterans League presented the colors. The pledge was said, taps were played and there was a moment of silence to honor all those who have served. The honored group was introduced by board member, Dickey Robicheaux.
Benny Cenac Jr., the third-generation owner of Cenac Marine Services, has always been devoted to honoring and supporting our Veterans. “Each year, we look forward to partnering with and hosting Veterans in this event. During the tournament, we provide lodging, transportation, and a remarkable fishing experience to each of these deserving individuals.”
On behalf of Mr. Cenac and Cenac Marine Services, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all veterans and service members, the Wounded War Heroes Organization, and to the Houma Oilman’s Fishing Tournament. We are proud to be a part of this philanthropic event that impacts the lives of these brave individuals.
To learn more about the Wounded War Heroes Organization or the Houma Oilman’s Fishing Tournament, please visit the links below.