Monday, December 08, 2008
Mayor Mark Conlee Wins Texas Sized Rivalry at Wal-Mart
Mayor Mark Conlee of Bryan raised more than $4,000 and College Station Mayor Ben White raised more than $1,500 to benefit the Salvation Army
Bryan, Texas, Dec. 6, 2008 - Today, the mayors of Bryan and College Station challenged each other to raise money to benefit the local Salvation Army. Mayor Conlee of Bryan raised $4,002.89 and Mayor White of College Station raised $1,589.28 for the Salvation Army. Wal-Mart matched the amount each mayor raised with $1,000 and provided an additional $1,000 to Mayor Conlee in recognition of his win.
"We were pleased to have an opportunity to raise money for such a good cause,” said Mayor Conlee. “We had a great time collecting donations and want to thank the citizens of Bryan for their generous contributions."
"College station is proud to be the home of Texas A&M and the community spirit it coveys,” said Mayor White. A good example of that Aggieland spirit was on display today with all those who came out to support the Salvation Army."
Last year, Mayor Conlee brought in more than $3,000, while College Station raised roughly $1,600 for the local Salvation Army. For more than 20 years, Wal-Mart has been committed to supporting The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
About Philanthropy at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and its foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Through its philanthropic programs and partnerships, the company supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in education, job skills training, sustainability, and health and human services. In 2007, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Wal-Mart Foundation gave $296 million to communities across the United States. To learn more, visit www.walmartstores.com/community.
Contact: Daniel Morales, 972.510.8781
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