Leading City, County and State officials gathered with local community leaders at the 2nd Annual Mayor’s Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast to highlight the economic and social impact the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLRS) has on the City of Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner called on corporations and community leaders to support and participate in his summer jobs program, Hire Houston Youth. The program links government institutions, business, community organizations and schools to offer internship and job opportunities to youth ages 16 to 24.

AT&T, official host of the breakfast, made a $25,000 donation to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Educational Fund, which over the years has provided thousands of scholarships for students seeking opportunities in higher education.  HLSR Chairman Jack Lyon and Chair of the Rodeo’s Black Heritage Committee Terence Fontaine were on hand to accept the check.

“AT&T is proud to continue its support of the HLRS Educational Fund and the opportunities it brings to students across the entire State of Texas,” said Kerrick Henny, AT&T Regional Vice President – External Affairs. “Through our education initiative, AT&T Aspire, we have made it our goal to invest resources and develop initiatives focused on education to help prepare students for a bright future.”

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