ConocoPhillips Rodeo run raises $400k for scholarships

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 1 at 8:24 PM

HOUSTON – The ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run raised $400,000 for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund on Saturday bringing its 27-year total to more than $4 million.

Financial contributions from ConocoPhillips and other event sponsors, along with operational support from nearly 1,500 volunteers, enable the company to contribute all participants’ entry fees to fund college scholarships.

Approximately 13,000 runners and walkers participated in the 10K and 5K events in downtown Houston.

“We’re always proud to support our local communities,” said Sheila Feldman, ConocoPhillips vice president, Human Resources, and Rodeo Run chairperson. “We’re fortunate to have so many dedicated employees, retirees and contractors who support this event in our hometown, which enables us to donate 100 percent of the entry fees to deserving Texas students.”

The ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run led the HLSR Parade and featured Texas fanfare, western costumes and a Texas-sized post-race party.

Runners can find comprehensive results at www.conocophillipsrodeorun.com.

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