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SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK HOLDS 6th ANNUAL GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION EXPO
Product Expo Featured Appearance From Houston Texans Chester Pitts at The Park on Thursday, October 30
HOUSTON (October 31, 2008)—Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) hosted the 6th Annual Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Product Expo on Thursday, October 30, 2008. The event, held at The Park’s Pavilion Centre, included a day of product demonstrations from a variety of GHBA members as well as a visit from Houston Texans (www.houstontexans.com) offensive lineman Chester Pitts.
The 7-year veteran of the Houston Texans, and only player in Texans history to start all 96 games, was at the event on behalf of DuPure International.
Immediately following the Expo, GHBA members enjoyed a professional football game broadcast on The Park’s 1,400 television screens and a “Football Frenzy” Money Ball Game featuring cash and prizes.
The Greater Houston Builders Association (www.ghba.org) is the ninth largest association in the country with 1,683 member companies representing more than 118,000 full time jobs. With more than 48,000 homes built in the Houston metro area in 2005, the local building industry generated $3.9 billion in wages, and $2.1 billion in federal, state and local revenues and fees, and an additional $4.3 billion in consumer spending.
Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club. The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages venue that hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.theshowgrounds.com.
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