The 26th annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run helped make college dreams a reality for more Texas students by raising $400,000 for the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM (HLSR) Educational Fund, bringing the 26-year total to approximately $3.7 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. This year, nearly 15,000 runners and walkers participated in the 10K race, 5K fun run and walk in downtown Houston.
"ConocoPhillips is proud to continue a tradition in which thousands of runners, walkers and volunteers come together to help send deserving Texas students to college," said Sheila Feldman, vice president, Human Resources and ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run chairperson. "By bringing together so many participants to exercise and have fun for this important cause, the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run reminds us how fortunate we are to be able to give back to this great community."