HOUSTON - May 2, 2012 - CenterPoint Energy's cycling team
recently marked a significant milestone, surpassing $1
million in total funds raised for the National Multiple
Sclerosis (MS) Society.
With their fundraising efforts centered mainly around the
annual MS 150 Houston to Austin ride, the members of Team
CenterPoint Energy have contributed a total of $1,021,181
to the MS Society over the past 12 years.
"Our employees, family members and friends are passionate
about helping the MS Society in its quest to fund research
and support for the almost 55,000 Texans who live with
multiple sclerosis," said Scott Prochazka, Electric
Operations president. "The 150 riding members and 50
volunteers associated with our team are excited to continue
our efforts and celebrate additional milestones with the MS
Society as our relationship continues."
Team CenterPoint Energy joins an elite group of teams whose
jerseys hang on a "wall of fame" in the Houston offices of
the MS Society in recognition of their fundraising efforts.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas,
is a domestic energy delivery company that includes
electric transmission & distribution, natural gas
distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services,
interstate pipelines, and field services operations. The
company serves more than five million metered customers
primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Oklahoma and Texas. Assets total more than $21 billion.
With over 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its
predecessor companies have been in business for more than
135 years. For more information, visit the company's
website at CenterPointEnergy.com.