Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and Urban Music Festival partner with State Farm
Feb. 25, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the Urban Music Festival have agreed to name State Farm Insurance the presenting sponsor for both events, the two organizations have announced. The agreement is for three years and will commence with the 82nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (April 1-4, 2009) and the fourth annual Urban Music Festival (April 4, 2009).
"State Farm is proud to partner with one of the most esteemed athletic events in Texas and the country, the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays," stated State Farm Texas Zone Agency Vice President Mike Hargis. "It is an honor to be a part of this showcase of such extraordinary athletes. We applaud them all for their dedication, discipline and excellence.
"As the leading insurer for over 3 million in Texas, we also are pleased to be involved with the Urban Music Festival, a cultural and entertaining event that reaches so many of our customers. We are committed to being involved in events and programs that take place in the communities where we work and live."
Co-founded in 1925 by Clyde Littlefield and L. Theo Bellmont, the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, which is hosted by The University of Texas, enters its 82nd year as one of the nation's most respected and tradition-rich track and field events. Hailed as the "greatest athletic event ever held in the Southwest" by the Austin American after the inaugural Relays in 1925, the Texas Relays has grown from hosting 350 athletes and 4,000 fans to hosting over 5,000 athletes and at least 20,000 fans. For more information on the Texas Relays, please visit TexasSports.com/texasrelays.
"We are thrilled to have State Farm join the Texas Relays family," said Texas men's track and field head coach Bubba Thronton. "State Farm has been an asset to the Texas athletics programs and this is just another way they are showing their support."
The Urban Music Festival (UMF), which is a product of the Urban Life Group, is an all-day, outdoor, family oriented event featuring live R&B music, food, vendors, KidCiti and social activities that will be held in the heart of Austin, along the banks of Town Lake at Auditorium Shores. Past headliners have included Chaka Khan, Ray Parker Jr., Ray J., After Seven, Sugar Hill Gang, Angie Stone, Mint Condition and many more. The 2009 lineup currently includes the most successful R&B male vocal group of all time -- Boys II Men. Joining them on stage will be the legends of funk -- Cameo! Rounding out the day on stage will be a complete line up of local and regional R&B, funk, neo soul and hip hop performers. For more information on the Urban Music Festival, please visit urbanmusicfest.com.
"State Farm is an ideal sponsor for this event," said Homer Hill, one of the organizers of the Urban Music Festival. "They have always been very involved in the community and this is just another example. I also think this is important to us because it keeps us energized and moving forward as we continue to try and make a difference in the community."
State Farm® is the leading insurer of cars and homes in Texas and the nation. In addition to auto and home insurance, State Farm sells life and health insurance, and financial services products. Twenty-five percent of Texas households have a State Farm product. Over 3 million Texans have come to rely on the quality people, outstanding service, innovative products, integrity and financial strength of State Farm Insurance Companies.