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CenterPoint Energy supports MOST Amazing Race

MINNEAPOLIS – July 25, 2014 – CenterPoint Energy invites the public to join its volunteers 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stone Arch Bridge for the Salvation Army’s MOST Amazing Race which benefits The Salvation Army’s hunger and homelessness programs in the Twin Cities. CenterPoint Energy is the presenting sponsor of  The MOST Amazing Race which is an official event of the 75th Anniversary of the Minneapolis

“We’re excited to be this year’s MOST Amazing Race presenting sponsor,” said Joe Vortherms, vice president of operations for CenterPoint Energy. “CenterPoint Energy employees have a long history of volunteering to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work; we invite the public to join us at this event that not only helps a great cause, but also presents an opportunity for participants to learn important natural gas safety information in a fun and creative way.” 

The MOST Amazing Race is patterned after the well-known TV show, with up to 30 teams racing around Minneapolis performing mental and physical challenges. Teams of two must raise a minimum of $200 to participate in a qualifying event held the morning of the race; up to 10 teams can skip the qualifier by being a top fundraiser.  The money raised benefits The Salvation Army’s hunger and homelessness programs in the Twin Cities.  More than $500,000 has been raised since the event started in 2006. The first team to the finish line wins $5,000.

CenterPoint Energy continues to maintain a long-standing focus on education, conservation, community development, volunteer outreach, environment and safety.  To see what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community, visit CenterPoint Energy.com/Community.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also owns a 58.3 percent limited partner interest in a midstream partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp. with operations in major natural gas and liquids-rich producing areas of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. With more than 8,700 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.