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Carnival & Houston Texans Announce Multi-Year Partnership

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Kicks Off with Special Mother’s Day Water Slide Race For Charity on Carnival Breeze With Texans Players DeAndre Hopkins and Brian Cushing

April 11, 2016 – Carnival Cruise Line, Texas’ largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with the NFL’s Houston Texans, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the popular NFL franchise and expanding the line’s presence in the fast-growing Texas market.

To celebrate the partnership and the arrival of Galveston’s newest cruise ship, Carnival and the Houston Texans are hosting the “Mom’s Dash to the Splash” event aboard Carnival Breeze when it makes its Texas debut on Mother’s Day, May 8.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and linebacker Brian Cushing will lead two teams of local Texas moms selected via an online contest in an exciting head-to-head water slide race for charity. The five-member teams will race to the finish on Carnival Breeze’s massive 312-foot-long Twister slide and exhilarating DrainPipe water slide attraction. Hopkins will be competing for the Houston Food Bank and Cushing for the Brian Cushing Foundation with the winning team earning $10,000 and the runner-up $5,000 for their respective charity.

“Mom’s Dash to the Splash” will kick off with a pre-race pep rally with appearances by the Houston Texans cheerleaders and the Deep Steel Thunder Band.

Moms who want be a part of #MomsDashSplash and get a chance to zip down Carnival Breeze’s heart-pounding water slides can enter a contest hosted on that begins today and runs through April 25, 2016.

To enter, contestants simply tell their story in 250 words or less why their mom (or themselves) deserve the opportunity to be a member of Team Hopkins or Team Cushing. Eight lucky moms will be selected by a team of judges based on their entry’s creativity and originality. Contest winners will enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch on board Carnival Breeze prior to the water slide race and a chance to win a free Carnival Breeze cruise for two. The winning race team will also receive an MVP Game Day package to an upcoming Houston Texans home game.