HOUSTON (June 25, 2015) - Sixteen leading companies in Houston have signed on as Founding Sponsors of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee. Houston will play host to the big game on Feb. 5, 2017, and the Founding Sponsors will offer support and expertise during the planning process.

The Founding Sponsors are: Accenture, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors, Camden Property Trust, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Energy XXI, Halliburton, Hess Corporation, Houston Texans, Memorial Hermann, Noble Energy Inc., NRG Energy, Shell Oil Company, Sysco Corporation and Texas Medical Center.

“The cooperation and commitment of the local business community will ensure that Houston’s Super Bowl is a success. The Host Committee is proud to align with this impressive group of corporate leaders,” said Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Ric Campo. “Hosting Super Bowl LI and all of its associated events is a massive undertaking and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the generous support of our corporate community.”

Halliburton Chairman and CEO Dave Lesar agrees, “Halliburton is proud to be a Founding Sponsor of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee. The Super Bowl and its surrounding community events will leave a lasting and positive economic impact. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with the Host Committee to make Super Bowl LI a resounding victory for the region.”

Lesar is also serving as the Finance Committee chair for the Host Committee.

Former Secretary of State and Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Honorary Chairman James A. Baker, III said, “Our Founding Sponsors take great pride in Houston. We will all benefit from their generosity, expertise and community spirit.”

“We’re honored to host Super Bowl LI and proud of the community leaders willing to stand up and invest in our community. Thanks to the commitment of the Founding Sponsors, our city will put its best foot forward as it welcomes the world to Houston in 2017,” said Houston Texans owner Bob McNair.

The Host Committee has committed to invest $4 million in the community working with local organizations emphasizing education, health & wellness, and beautification in the Greater Houston Region.

Super Bowl LI will be played at NRG stadium on February 5, 2017. More than a week’s worth of events and activities leading up to Super Bowl Sunday are being planned in the community.

Visit www.housuperbowl.com for more information on the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee or follow the Host Committee on Twitter @HouSuperBowl.


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About the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee

The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee is the centralized planning entity for Super Bowl LI and acts as the liaison between the NFL, City of Houston, Harris County and the local community. The Host Committee is a private non-profit 501(c)(6) Texas corporation, and is responsible for Super Bowl LI festivities and logistics, including Super Bowl Central, the Business Connect Program, and the Committee’s charitable arm. Connect with the Host Committee on Twitter @HouSuperBowl or on Facebook at facebook.com/HoustonSuperBowlLI.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. As of year-end 2014, Anadarko had approximately 2.86 billion barrels-equivalent of proved reserves, making it one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies. The company employs more than 6,000 men and women worldwide and has been named Houston’s Top Workplace four out of the last five years by the Houston Chronicle. For more information about Anadarko, please visit www.anadarko.com, and connect with Anadarko on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About Bud Light / Silver Eagle Distributors

Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States.  Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice.  The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment. For more information, visit www.BudLight.com.

Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. is the nation's largest Anheuser-Busch distributor and second largest overall beer distributor. The company employs more than 1,400 employees that serve 16 counties in Texas through operations in Houston, San Antonio, Pasadena, Conroe, Cypress and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle also distributes a broad selection of import brands, microbrews and craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. With a strong commitment to communities, Silver Eagle proudly supports a broad spectrum of charitable organizations and also implements more than two dozen alcohol awareness and education programs across its territories in southeast Texas. For more information, visit www.silvereagle.com.

About Camden Property Trust

Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 Company, is one of the largest publicly traded multifamily companies in the United States.  Camden is engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multifamily apartment communities. Camden's workforce totals nearly 1,800 employees, and the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of May 31, 2015, Camden owned interests in and operated 168 properties containing 58,446 apartment homes across the United States. Camden was recently named by FORTUNE Magazine for the eighth consecutive year as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, ranking #10.   For more information about Camden, please visit www.camdenliving.com.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of its employees and their application of the most innovative technologies in the world. Chevron is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. The company explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com. Connect with Chevron on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 27 countries, $31 billion in annualized revenue, $110 billion of total assets, and approximately 18,800 employees as of March 31, 2015. Production, excluding Libya, averaged 1,610 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2015, and proved reserves were 8.9 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2014. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.

About Energy XXI

Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas development and production company, based in Houston, Texas, whose strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program. The company’s properties are primarily located in the shallow waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.   

About Halliburton

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 75,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in over 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir - from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Oilpro and YouTube.

About Hess Corporation

Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, with a world-class portfolio of onshore and offshore assets. Hess is committed to being a trusted energy partner that helps meet the world’s growing energy needs in a responsible way. The company has approximately 1,600 employees and contractors based in its Houston office downtown across from Discovery Green.  Learn more about Hess at Hess.com or connect with Hess on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About The Houston Texans

The Houston Texans were announced as the NFL’s 32ndfranchise on Oct. 6, 1999 thanks to a city-wide effort spearheaded by local businessman and franchise founder and owner Robert C. McNair. The Texans have since evolved into Forbes Magazine’s 12th-most valuable professional sports franchise in the world with an estimated value of $1.45 billion and are annually among the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 places to work in the city. The Houston Texans are the only expansion team to have won its first game, defeating Dallas 19-10 on Sept. 8, 2002 and have sold out every preseason, regular season and postseason game in franchise history. The Texans won AFC South division titles in 2011 and 2012. The organization has donated more than $23 million back to the community through the Houston Texans Foundation. NRG Stadium, the NFL’s first retractable-roof stadium, is the home of the Texans and the world’s largest indoor HD videoboards at more than 14,000 square feet apiece.

About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 23,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 13 hospitals include four hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: an acute care hospital which houses the Texas Trauma Institute and a Level I trauma center of which Life Flight® air ambulance is a part, a hospital for children, a rehabilitation hospital and an orthopedic and spine hospital; eight suburban hospitals; and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations, joint replacement centers, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Company.

About Noble Energy

Driven by a unique purpose – Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives – Noble Energy safely and responsibly delivers needed energy supplies while improving the lives of the people in our communities. We are a leading independent energy company engaged in worldwide oil and natural gas exploration and production with core operations onshore in the U.S., offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, Eastern Mediterranean and West Africa.  We believe extraordinary performance is about more than operational excellence – it’s about leadership and innovation.

About NRG Energy

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 250 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook at facebook.com/nrg and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

About Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future. Shell Oil Company is a leading oil and gas producer in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 194 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2014 that ended June 28, 2014, the company generated sales of more than $46 billion. For more information, visit www.sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SyscoCorporation or Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sysco

About Texas Medical Center

Since opening in 1945, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) has been pioneering clinical care, research, and education. As the largest medical center in the world, the TMC campus consists of renowned hospitals, academic and research organizations, universities, medical schools, nursing schools, pharmacy schools, a dental school, public health organizations, and support organizations. More than 120,000 people work in the medical center complex, handling approximately 7.2 million patient encounters each year. Under the leadership of President and CEO, Dr. Robert C. Robbins, the Texas Medical Center has aligned multi-institutional expertise to formulate five campus-wide institutions dedicated to: Health Policy, Clinical Trials, Regenerative Medicine, Genomics and Innovation. Together, these institutions will advance the Texas Medical Center as the global leader in human health and life sciences. To learn more about TMC, please visit our website at http://www.texasmedicalcenter.org