Reliant, Texans Players to Announce the Houston Tackles Autism Campaign
HOUSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and running back Ahman Green, representatives from Reliant Energy, Easter Seals, Papa John's and Houston Independent School District are holding a news conference to raise awareness about Autism and other disabilities and to promote the coloring book Playing Together: Tips from the Pros.
All proceeds from the sales of the newly created coloring book, Playing Together: Tips from the Pros, will benefit Easter Seals, a nationwide, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and special needs children. In the book, some of Houston's favorite sports stars will share tips to help kids look past disabilities and understand that kids with disabilities are just kids.
WHAT: News conference/book signing
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 16
News conference, 1 p.m.
Book signing and photograph opportunities following
WHERE: Thompson Elementary School
Houston, TX 77021
"Caring for the communities where we live and work is one of Reliant Energy's core values. That's why we're proud to support the Houston Tackles Autism campaign by producing this coloring book," said Mark Jacobs, Reliant Energy president and CEO. "We are excited to partner with Papa John's and Easter Seals to raise money to help those with disabilities to get the personalized treatments and support they need."
Reliant Energy has published 40,000 copies of Playing Together: Tips from the Pros and will be giving 17,000 to kindergartners in HISD. The book will be available for $3 beginning Oct. 16 at all Houston-area Papa John's stores.
There are 54 million Americans with disabilities and almost half are
school-aged children, many of whom are in or entering ma
|SOURCE Reliant Energy, Inc.|
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