Reliant All-Star Educators Program with the Hooks Returns for Third Consecutive Year

$16,000 to be awarded among 10 public-school educators


“We are thrilled for the continuation of the All-Star Educators program,” said Brady Ballard, Hooks General Manager. “The past two years have provided heartwarming moments in recognizing local educators and contributing to their successes in the classroom.”

A panel of judges will award each of the 10 educators a $1,600 shopping spree at Mardel. The 10 educators will be selected based on factors such as their incorporation of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) curricula, student impact, teaching style, and any unique challenges the educator has overcome.

“Each year, we are humbled by the nominations we receive for Coastal Bend teachers who are making such a positive impact in the lives of their students,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant. “We’ve enjoyed watching this program grow and are honored to continue recognizing remarkable All-Star Educators.”

Nominations can be submitted by school administrators, coworkers, students, family or friends online at The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 29, 2024.

In addition to each educator receiving $1,500 on behalf of Reliant and the Hooks, Mardel is contributing another $100 for a grand total of $1,600. The 10 All-Star Educators will be recognized this summer at a Corpus Christi Hooks game.

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant makes power personal – that’s why homes and businesses trust Reliant not only as a provider of electricity, but also as a pillar of support in the communities we serve. From a best-in-class app to breakthrough innovations, Reliant is recognized nationally for outstanding customer service and as a leader in the evolving energy space with offerings that span from EV solutions to solar insights to smart home experiences. As part of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 energy and home services company, our purpose is to power a brighter future together, one that is safe, smart and sustainable. For more information about Reliant, visit and connect with Reliant on Facebook at and X or Instagram @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.

About Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball Club

The Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball Club is the Class AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. Owned and operated by the Astros, the Hooks play their home games at Whataburger Field, which is located at the Port of Corpus Christi. Hooks Baseball strives to create unique and memorable experiences, connecting fans to fun, family, friends, and the community. For more information, visit Follow the Hooks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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