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Employees in Arkansas create special competition

AldersgateThis is the seventh year CenterPoint Energy employees in Little Rock, Ark., supported the Special Olympics competitions. The event was held at Camp Aldersgate, a 120-acre forested camp that provides programs to children with various special needs, including Spina Bifida, Down syndrome, cancer, epilepsy and autism.

Steve Harrison, operations support representative, helped prepare hundreds of hamburgers and hotdogs for the participants. “I’ll always remember the look on the face of a 10-year-old boy who caught his first fish at a Spina Bifida fishing tournament at Camp Aldersgate. It took me back to the first time I went fishing with my father at age six – a moment I’ll never experience again, but I will always remember,” said Harrison who has been an active volunteer for many of his 30 years with CenterPoint Energy. Volunteers pictured are (front) Tommy Watts and Stephen Thompson, advanced engineering coordinators; Sam Walters, operations supervisor in Shreveport, La.; and Neill Linebarier, distribution designer; (back) Harrison and Kevin Carr, service technician.

More than 300 contestants competed in a day of activities. Among the event competitions were angler, long-jump and standing long-jump events, to name a few.