Reliant is partnering with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo to sponsor a “Hats off to Fort Worth” art contest benefiting local Dallas-Fort Worth nonprofits.

The electricity provider is also offering an exclusive rodeo electricity plan that gives customers the opportunity to grab some new western wear.

"We couldn’t be more excited to be part of the oldest livestock show and rodeo in Texas, and at the same time raise support and awareness for local nonprofits that are serving at-risk children and families," said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant. "Our partnership with this beloved hometown tradition is an opportunity for us to further engage with the communities where we live and work and offer new and exciting options to customers across North Texas.”

The Hats off to Fort Worth art contest will showcase the artistic skills of local children representing four charities through larger-than-life Cowboy hats. The decorated hats will be on display at the Reliant booth in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall. Starting Friday, January 18 and lasting through Friday, February 1, the public is invited to visit the hats and cast their vote for their favorite design to help Reliant award a total of $18,500 in donations for the charities. To vote, visit Reliant’s Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/reliantenergy

and “like” the photo of your favorite hat.

The participating North Texas nonprofits are:

• ACH Child and Family Services, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children, youth and families overcome life's challenges.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, which works to ensure children and teens have the family, physical and social-emotional support they need to succeed in life.

• HOPE Farm, Inc., a leadership program dedicated to guiding at-risk boys to become Christ-centered men of integrity.

• The Salvation Army Youth Education Town, a nonprofit that encourages youth in the community to aspire, learn, live, hope, achieve and dream to their potential.

Reliant will also help Rodeo fans stay informed with Stock Show Vision powered by Reliant, a large portable outdoor display board featuring news and offers relevant to Rodeo-goers. In addition, visitors can sign up for the Reliant Rodeo Plan and receive a $100 Cavender’s gift card to use toward their favorite western wear – all while wrangling a low price on electricity.

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