Mayor Lee P. Brown Announces Charities for 2001 Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix; Four Local Organizations Will Benefit From This Year's Event

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Grand Prix Charities

    HOUSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Lee P. Brown today announced the
 four Houston charities for this year's Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston.
 Four local charity organizations are selected each year by the Mayor's Office
 and by Grand Prix Charities of Houston, as beneficiaries of two race week
 events: the Mayor's Grand Prix Gala and the Mayor's Grand Prix Golf
 Tournament.
     "The Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix has proven to be a great international
 event for the City of Houston, and has made a lasting contribution for
 Houston's youth through these fundraising efforts," said Mayor Brown.  "We
 have raised more than $500,000 over the past three years to help children in
 our community."
     Beneficiary organizations for year 2001 are Asian American Family
 Counseling Center, Casa de Esperanza, Child Advocates, Inc., and Ronald
 McDonald House.  Respectively, these charities support youth by providing
 shelter to children of families in crisis, providing bilingual and bicultural
 mental health services to Asian-American children and families, assisting the
 children impacted by domestic violence and abuse, and providing housing for
 families with children being treated in the Texas Medical Center for cancer or
 any other serious illness.
     The Mayor's Gala will be held Thursday, October 4 at the George R. Brown
 Convention Center.  This year's honorary co-chairs are Mayor Brown, racing
 legend Mario Andretti, and Oscar-winning actor and racecar driver Paul Newman.
 The Golf Tournament will be held earlier in September at Northgate Country
 Club.
     "All of us who represent the Texaco brand are proud to bring international
 attention and economic activity to Houston while we raise money for worthwhile
 children's causes in the community," said Roger Ebert, president and CEO of
 Motiva Enterprises, a Texaco affiliate and an official race sponsor.
 Texaco/Havoline sponsors CART driver Cristiano da Matta.
     The world's fastest cars driven by the world's best drivers will once
 again race through the streets of downtown Houston October 5 to October 7.
 Race fans from throughout the world will travel to Houston to be a part of
 this exciting event.  Last year, the race was broadcast nationally on ABC
 television network and then rebroadcast to 192 other countries on ESPN.
 
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    HOUSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Lee P. Brown today announced the
 four Houston charities for this year's Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston.
 Four local charity organizations are selected each year by the Mayor's Office
 and by Grand Prix Charities of Houston, as beneficiaries of two race week
 events: the Mayor's Grand Prix Gala and the Mayor's Grand Prix Golf
 Tournament.
     "The Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix has proven to be a great international
 event for the City of Houston, and has made a lasting contribution for
 Houston's youth through these fundraising efforts," said Mayor Brown.  "We
 have raised more than $500,000 over the past three years to help children in
 our community."
     Beneficiary organizations for year 2001 are Asian American Family
 Counseling Center, Casa de Esperanza, Child Advocates, Inc., and Ronald
 McDonald House.  Respectively, these charities support youth by providing
 shelter to children of families in crisis, providing bilingual and bicultural
 mental health services to Asian-American children and families, assisting the
 children impacted by domestic violence and abuse, and providing housing for
 families with children being treated in the Texas Medical Center for cancer or
 any other serious illness.
     The Mayor's Gala will be held Thursday, October 4 at the George R. Brown
 Convention Center.  This year's honorary co-chairs are Mayor Brown, racing
 legend Mario Andretti, and Oscar-winning actor and racecar driver Paul Newman.
 The Golf Tournament will be held earlier in September at Northgate Country
 Club.
     "All of us who represent the Texaco brand are proud to bring international
 attention and economic activity to Houston while we raise money for worthwhile
 children's causes in the community," said Roger Ebert, president and CEO of
 Motiva Enterprises, a Texaco affiliate and an official race sponsor.
 Texaco/Havoline sponsors CART driver Cristiano da Matta.
     The world's fastest cars driven by the world's best drivers will once
 again race through the streets of downtown Houston October 5 to October 7.
 Race fans from throughout the world will travel to Houston to be a part of
 this exciting event.  Last year, the race was broadcast nationally on ABC
 television network and then rebroadcast to 192 other countries on ESPN.
 
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