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Champion Energy Week of Giving

During the Fourth Annual Week of Giving (February 13 – 17, 2017), Champion Energy community volunteers worked 2-4 hour shifts at local area non-profit organizations, donating nearly 300 hours to local charities. We packaged backpack buddy bags and meals with the Houston Food Bank, packed brown-bag lunches for preschool children with Kid’s Meals and sorted clothes and served meals at the Star of Hope Mission. Additionally, Champion Energy donated $2,500 to each organization.

Champion Energy employees took this week to give back and help meet the needs of people in the community. This further extends Champion’s company policy of allowing employees to take up to 2 paid hours monthly to volunteer at a non-profit organization. We believe that encouraging community involvement not only helps the community, it helps to build a spirit of camaraderie among employees.

We encourage you to learn more about our partners for the 2017 Week of Giving. Please visit any of the following websites to learn more about the organizations:
Houston Food Bank
Kid’s Meals
Star of Hope Mission

Champion Energy Supports Kids’ Meals


On December 7th, Champion Energy employees volunteered at Kids’ Meals holiday party presenting families with gifts just in time for Christmas. Prior to the event, Champion Energy raised over $1,000 to purchase Toys R Us and Walmart gift cards with a bake sale and cookie contest.

Kids’ Meals Houston offers meals on wheels for pre-schoolers in Houston’s lower income neighborhoods. Each year, Kids’ Meals hosts a holiday party for the families they serve.  There’s a DJ, a visit from Santa, food from Chick-fil-A and Shipley Donuts, free books from the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, and gift cards for each family (donated by companies like Champion).

This further extends Champion’s company policy of allowing employees to take up to 2 paid hours monthly to volunteer at a non-profit organization. We believe that encouraging community involvement not only helps the community, it helps to build a spirit of camaraderie among employees.

You too can help the fight against hunger for as little as $10 to feed 5 children. Donate at http://bit.ly/1VZU7kC.

A green tennis ball on a blue court illustrates Champion Energy and the USTA's commitment to environmental responsibility at the 2016 US Open Tennis Championships

2016 US Open Tennis Championship is Powered by Champion Energy

Champion Energy Services, a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN), the electricity supplier to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, announced on August 1, 2016 that it will be donating Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match the electricity used during the 2016 US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world.

Green-e Certified 100% Renewable Energy Certificates will be donated to cover the energy use of the 2016 US OpenWhat is a Renewable Energy Certificate, and how does the 2016 US Open benefit from having them?

RECs play an important role in ensuring the viability of renewable energy sources in the United States. RECs help support the generation of renewable power sources and provide more opportunities for facilities and homes to participate in the “green” movement without the need for installing renewable electricity infrastructure onsite.

“As a responsible member of the community, the National Tennis Center strives to not only reduce our own impact on the environment, but to promote environmentally friendly behavior to the thousands of tennis players and fans who visit us every year. The donation of renewable energy certificates will go a long way toward doing that.” – Daniel Zausner, COO, USTA BJK National Tennis Center.

Why is Champion Energy donating Green-e certified RECs to the 2016 US Open?

“We are excited to support the USTA’s commitment to environmentally responsible operations,” said Jason Fox, Vice President of Supply. “As a world-class sporting event, the 2016 US Open represents an opportunity to encourage and promote the use of renewable energy. We are glad to serve the USTA, and all of our clients, in a way that supports their operational goals.”

About the 2016 US Open

The US Open is one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, having grown out of the US National Championship, which originated in 1881. Since 1987, the US Open has been the final Grand Slam tournament held annually, following the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

The USTA is the national governing body for tennis in the United States.