HOUSTON, Nov 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) and partners presented a donation of $300,000 to Small Steps Nurturing Center at the annual Weatherford Walks charity event held at Sam Houston Race Park on November 5. The donation will help Small Steps, a Houston-based organization dedicated to the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families, provide high-quality education to children ages two through six living in the First, Second, and Fifth Wards.
More than 1,200 participants registered to walk the mile-long race track in support of this local organization. Many participants also made monetary donations, which were matched one-for-one by Weatherford. The walk was followed by a donation ceremony and family day with music, games and lunch at the race park Pavilion.
The first Weatherford Walks event was held in 2014 and benefitted the Houston Area Women's Center. It was followed by a 2015 donation to Camp Hope, a Houston organization that provides peer support, mentoring services and housing for veterans and their families suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Weatherford is committed to making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work," said Karen David-Green, Vice President – Investor Relations, Corporate Marketing and Communications. "By bringing together our Houston-area employees in support of this worthy cause, we are helping to ensure a brighter future for local children and families."
Weatherford Platinum-level sponsors who supported the third annual Weatherford Walks event include:
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Gerard Daniels
- Baker & McKenzie
Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 100 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 31,000 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
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