IRVING, Texas, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cash Store, a Texas based consumer financial services provider, announced today that it is an Iron Spur Sponsor for the 26th annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run on Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 in Houston, Texas. All race entry fees will be donated to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund, which awards college scholarships to high school students in Texas.
More than 20,000 participants are expected to turn out for the 5K and 10K races, which kick off the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade. Last year's event attracted 15,000 participants and raised a record-breaking $400,000 for college scholarships. This year's event will also feature a costume contest, a post-race party, and an awards ceremony.
"Cash Store is excited to partner with the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run and its efforts to help high school students advance their education," said CEO Trevor Ahlberg. "These young students represent the future of our Nation and we are proud to support them in achieving their goals."
The 10K is a competitive timed race that begins at 9:20 a.m. The family friendly 5K non-competitive walk/run race begins at 9:45 a.m. Both races will start in the heart of downtown Houston at the intersection of Walker and Bagby Streets. The route will continue along Allen Parkway.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world's largest livestock show and rodeo that is devoted to helping youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Visit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo website to learn more about its scholarship program.
There are 25 Cash Store locations in the Greater Houston Area. Cash Store encourages others to support this community event by participating in the races. The registration fee is $30. Visit the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run website for registration information.
About Cash Store
The Cash Store is a trusted consumer loan services provider with more than 280 locations across the country. They specialize in providing customers with a fast and convenient way to help meet unexpected financial expenses. Visit the Cash Store website for more information about the company's services.
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