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Cox school announces Relay winners

The Cox School of Business announced the winners of its second annual SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge, a part of Wellstone’s Dallas White Rock Marathon, held Dec. 9 of last year. The prize money totaled $35,000, all of which was donated to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children on behalf of the winning teams.

Each of the 127 teams of five persons ran the 26.2-mile marathon, with awards going to the youngest, oldest and fastest teams as well as the corporations who fielded the most teams. Presenting the Relay Challenge along with SMU Cox was the real estate company Behringer Harvard.

The winners are: BNSF, the fastest team with a time of two hours, 43 minutes and 15 seconds; Johnson & Johnson, the youngest team with an average age of 22; UREF, the oldest team with an average age of 62; and Behringer Harvard and TXU, tied for having the most teams entered. Behringer Harvard and TXU both supplied 10 teams.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is a national leader in treating children’s orthopedic conditions as well as neurological and learning disorders. Treatment at the hospital is free to Texas children under the age of 18.

The chairman of Wellstone’s Dallas White Rock Marathon for 2007 Chuck Dannis said the school’s partnership with Behringer Harvard “allowed us to reach new heights this year in terms of participation.”

“Because prize money donations were given to more than just the fastest team, the Corporate Relay Challenge allowed numerous corporate participants to make meaningful contributions to the hospital and have a lot of fun at the same time,” Dannis said.

Participation went up 65 percent from the previous year, according to the Cox school.

Dean of the Cox school, Albert Niemi Jr. said the Cox School was “honored” to co-sponsor the event with Behringer Howard, saying that both sponsors “are committed to strengthening the community in which we live and work, and this event allows us to do so by supporting the noble work of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.”

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