September 26, 2008

Direct Energy: Media Advisory-Clubs for a Cure

Vishal Bhagat was a former student at the University of Texas and suffered from juvenile diabetes. A cause near to his heart, Vishal understood diabetes affects millions of children around the world. In effort to help find a cure, he pioneered the "Sugar-Free Bowl," a charity flag football tournament that benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Sadly, Vishal's life was cut short by a tragic drowning accident. Now in its third year, family and friends established "Clubs for Cure" to ensure Vishal's memory and his efforts to find a cure, endure.

All media are invited to attend the event to shine a spotlight on the effort to find a cure for juvenile diabetes.

 What:  Clubs for a Cure: Third Annual Vishal Bhagat Memorial Golf Tournament When:  September 26 - 28, 2008        Banquet on Saturday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. Where: North Shore Country Club, Portland, TX        801 Broadway Street 
Clubs for a Cure is proudly sponsored by CPL Retail Energy, a Direct Energy company, electricity provider to households and businesses in South Texas for more than 75 years.

If you would like more information about Vishal Bhagat or how you can make a donation to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes, please visit

About CPL Retail Energy

CPL Retail Energy is part of the Centrica group of companies, one of the largest multi-state providers of retail energy services in North America. The North American operations have grown to more than 5 million residential and commercial customer relationships. Through its Direct Energy, CPL Retail Energy and WTU Retail Energy brands, the company is the third largest retail energy provider in Texas, and owns a series of energy-related services companies. The company also offers comprehensive energy solutions to more than 60,000 businesses across North America. Globally, the Centrica group of companies is a leading provider of energy and other essential services with approximately 32 million customer relationships. For more information, visit

 Contacts: Daryl Genzer Tournament Co-Chairman (361) 537-7462 Email: [email protected] Website:

SOURCE: CPL Retail Energy