—Football Stars Step Up to the Plate for a Good Cause at Reliant’s
Fifth Annual Charity Competition—
FRISCO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Charity–Members of the Dallas Cowboys can now add baseball to their athletic
resume, displaying their batting prowess and going above and beyond
their day jobs. A total of $50,000 was raised today for The Salvation
Army Greater Metroplex Command in this fifth annual Home Run Derby
sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company.
“We love giving to the communities where our employees live and serve
customers, and are excited for support from our partners the Dallas
Cowboys and Frisco RoughRiders,” said Bill Clayton, Executive Director,
Reliant and NRG Retail Charitable Foundation. “The Salvation Army is an
exceptional organization that serves the critical needs of the
Dallas/Fort Worth area and communities across the country. We are proud
to lend them a hand through this fun event.”
Cowboys at the Frisco RoughRiders’ Dr Pepper Park home plate included
Head Coach Jason Garrett, Brandon Carr, Barry Church, Tyrone Crawford,
Jason Witten, Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, J.J. Wilcox
and Terrance Williams. Salvation Army Major Barb Rich threw out the
first ceremonial pitch. Cowboys rookies were also in attendance, lending
their gloves to shag balls and interacting with kids in attendance.
“We are so grateful to our friends at Reliant for another exciting Home
Run Derby event – one of our favorite traditions. There’s nothing our
players enjoy more than a little friendly competition, especially when
it’s for a cause we love like The Salvation Army,” said Charlotte Jones
Anderson, Cowboys Executive Vice President/Chief Brand Officer.
This year, J.J. Wilcox successfully defended his title as Reliant Home
Run Derby champion, winning the competition for the second year in a row
and raising $11,300. Close behind was Coach Garrett, who raised $7,000.
Reliant supports local communities through volunteerism, charitable
giving and partnerships with a variety of organizations, and in 2015
donated over $2.75 million to different causes. Last year’s Home Run
Derby raised $50,000 for The Salvation Army, and over the course of five
years the event has raised more than $330,000.
About Reliant, an NRG Company
Reliant brings electricity, smart energy solutions and energy services
to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of
NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 200 and leading integrated
competitive power company in the U.S. Backed by a diverse portfolio of
nearly 140 power generating facilities that can support millions of
homes and businesses nationwide, NRG’s retail businesses, including
Reliant, serve almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District
of Columbia. Collectively, NRG’s retail brands are the largest providers
of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant products and
services, please visit reliant.com
and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy
and on Twitter @reliantenergy.
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