Reliant Saddles up to Support the Community at 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
Reliant Saddles up to Support the Community at 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
Monday, February 25, 2019 12:00 pm CST
"The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is such an important part of our community’s heritage, and we are honored to be a longstanding partner with this iconic event"

HOUSTON – February 25, 2019 – It’s not our first rodeo, Houston! Reliant is back in the saddle as a longtime Heritage Partner of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Bringing unique experiences for rodeo-goers, first responders and local nonprofits, Reliant is taking its sponsorship to new heights this year.

“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is such an important part of our community’s heritage, and we are honored to be a longstanding partner with this iconic event,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant. “At Reliant, we do everything with our customers and communities in mind, and we are excited to bring new support for deserving local nonprofits and first responders as part of our Rodeo activities this year.”

Hats off to Houston

Ten local nonprofits are showing off their artistic abilities and competing for the top donation of $10,000 in Reliant’s charitable art contest, Hats off to Houston. The public is invited to vote for their favorite hat on Reliant’s Facebook page during the first two weeks of Rodeo, February 25-March 10, to help award donations totaling $24,500. The deserving nonprofits, which serve children and families across the Houston area, will display their colorful, oversized cowboy hats in NRG Center at Hall C.

Protecting Those who Protect us

New this year, Reliant is honored to support Houston-area first responders, including public law enforcement, firefighters and EMS professionals, for the Rodeo’s First Responders Day on Monday, March 4. The first 1,000 first responders to visit the Reliant Big Boot after 3 p.m. and show their badge will receive a free Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our first responders who risk their lives and safety every day for our local communities,” Killinger added. “Through our partnership with Google and Nest, we are excited to honor our valued first responders through these Nest Protect devices as our way of protecting those who protect us.”

Power Up and Snap a Selfie

  • Reliant Rodeo Plan: Rodeo season and Reliant go together like chaps and cowboy hats. Customers who make the switch to the Reliant Rodeo plan get a $100 Cavender’s gift card to use toward their favorite western wear. And of course, they’ll also wrangle a low price on electricity.
  • Reliant Charging Stations: People depend on their mobile devices to stay connected to their families, lives and the world, and Reliant’s portable power solutions can help Rodeo fans stay powered while on the go with free first-day rentals. There are 12 charging stations available at NRG Stadium, located at every ramp on levels one, three and five, and six stations available across NRG Park, including popular spots like the Champion Wine Garden, located in Carruth Plaza, and inside NRG Center at Hall E.  
  • Must-Have Photo Moment: The Reliant Big Boot, at nearly 25 feet tall, has become a well-known landmark on the Rodeo grounds. Located near the Champion Wine Garden, the boot provides the ultimate backdrop and social media moment for the Rodeo’s millions of visitors each year.

 

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant powers, protects and simplifies life by bringing electricity, security and related services to homes and businesses across Texas. Serving customers and the community is at the core of what we do, and the company is nationally recognized for outstanding customer experience. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 500 company that creates value by generating electricity and serving more than 3 million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada. NRG’s competitive residential electricity business, which includes Reliant, is the largest in the country. For more information about Reliant, please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter or Instagram @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.

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