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Houston Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums To Help Lead Corporate Volunteer Project

January 12, 2011

The Houston Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums is providing 15 volunteer leaders to help lead a BBVA Compass and NBA Cares volunteer project on Thursday, January 13, 2011.  The Media Alert for the project is noted below.

••MEDIA ALERT••MEDIA ALERT••

BBVA COMPASS AND NBA CARES PARTNER TO REVITALIZE HOUSTON’S JESSE JONES HIGH SCHOOL

HOUSTON ROCKETS FORWARD LUIS SCOLA AND NBA/WNBA LEGENDS BOB LANIER, ROBERT HORRY, FELIPE LOPEZ, AND SHERYL SWOOPES TO JOIN BBVA COMPASS VOLUNTEERS

What: BBVA Compass and NBA Cares will team up on the initiative “TEAM. WORKS. IN SCHOOLS” to revitalize Houston’s Jesse Jones High School this Thursday, January 13th. BBVA, the parent company of BBVA Compass, is the Official Bank of the NBA, WNBA and the NBA Developmental League.

Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola and NBA/WNBA Legends Bob Lanier, Robert Horry, and Felipe Lopez, Sheryl Swoopes will join over 100 BBVA Compass volunteers – along with volunteers from the Houston Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums – in the extensive renovation efforts which include new paint, landscaping and a complete overhaul of the library and technology center featuring brand new computers, printers, books and other educational resources.

The event will tip off with a ceremony in the school’s gymnasium hosted by NBA Legends Bob Lanier and Felipe Lopez. BBVA COO, Angel Cano, and BBVA Compass President and CEO Manolo Sanchez will be present, as well as representatives from the NBA. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee* is also scheduled to attend. Also scheduled to participate during the day are Rockets forward Luis Scola, former Houston Rocket and NBA Legend Robert Horry and WNBA Legend Sheryl Swoopes.

When: Thursday, January 13, 2011 – Tip-Off Ceremony will begin at 7:45 A.M.

Interview Opps:
Available for interviews (English and Spanish) are:

– Angel Cano, BBVA President and COO
– Manolo Sanchez, BBVA Compass President and CEO
– Bob Lanier and Felipe Lopez, NBA Legends and NBA Cares Ambassadors
– Robert Horry, former Houston Rockets player and NBA Legend
– Sheryl Swoopes, WNBA Legend
– Luis Scola, Houston Rockets forward
– Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee*
– Shelaghmichael Brown, BBVA Compass Head of Retail Banking

Where: Jesse Jones High School, 7414 St. Lo Road, Houston, TX 77033

Media Contact: Christina Anderson at 205.215.4723 or christina.anderson@bbvacompass.com or Ed Bilek at 205.612.3378 ed.bilek@bbvacompass.com.

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