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Galveston Arrival of Carnival Breeze Celebrated with Fun Mother’s Day Event Featuring Houston Texans Players Brian Cushing and Deandre Hopkins

Houston Texans Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins, left, and Houston Texans Linebacker Brian Cushing prepare to slide down the Drainpipe and the Twister to compete for charity during Carnival's Moms Dash To The Splash Mother's Day event aboard Carnival Breeze's inaugural voyage from the Port of Galveston Sunday May 8, 2016 in Galveston, TX. Credit: Eric Kayne/AP Images for Carnival Cruise Line

To celebrate Carnival Breeze’s arrival at the Port of Galveston, Carnival Cruise Line, Texas’ largest cruise operator, and the NFL’s Houston Texans hosted “Moms Dash to the Splash,” an on-board event featuring Houston Texans players DeAndre Hopkins and Brian Cushing competing with local moms in a water slide race for charity.

The event — which also included a traditional maritime plaque exchange between Carnival Breeze Captain Vincenzo Alcaras and Port of Galveston’s Director Mike Mierzwa – officially kicked off the recently announced partnership between Carnival and the popular NFL franchise.

Following a spirited pep rally on Lido Deck featuring the Houston Texans Cheerleaders and the Deep Thunder Band, local Texas moms, selected via an online contest, competed with Cushing and Hopkins in an exciting head-to-head water slide race on Carnival Breeze’s massive 312-foot-long Twister slide and exhilarating DrainPipe water slide attraction.

Moms Dash to the Splash

A member of Houston Texans Linebacker Brian Cushing’s red team slides down the Drainpipe water slide to compete for charity during Carnival’s Moms Dash To The Splash Mother’s Day event aboard Carnival Breeze’s inaugural voyage from the Port of Galveston Sunday May 8, 2016 in Galveston, TX. Credit: Eric Kayne/AP Images for Carnival Cruise Line

Team Cushing won and will receive $10,000 for the Brian Cushing Foundation, which assists and supports military families. As runner-up, Team Hopkins received $5,000 for Houston Food Bank, with all participating moms receiving a free Carnival cruise.   The moms and race spectators were also treated to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch prior to the race.

“Galveston is one of our most popular homeports and what better way to celebrate the arrival of Carnival Breeze on Mother’s Day than with a fun event with our newest partners, the Houston Texans that honors local moms and benefits two great Houston-area charities,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“It was great to participate in ‘Mom’s Dash to the Splash,’ and receive $10,000 for my charity,” said Brian Cushing.  “Mother’s Day is about spending time with family and having fun and today was a great way to do just that aboard the Carnival Breeze.”

Carnival Breeze, St. Thomas

Carnival Breeze, St. Thomas

The arrival of Carnival Breeze to Galveston further bolsters Carnival Cruise Line’s position as Texas’ most popular cruise line with three year-round ships carrying more than 650,000 passengers annually.  In addition to Carnival Breeze, which launches seven-day Caribbean service from Galveston later today, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom offer four- to seven-day voyages visiting popular ports in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico.  For additional information and reservations for Carnival Cruise Line, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

 

2 Comments on Galveston Arrival of Carnival Breeze Celebrated with Fun Mother’s Day Event Featuring Houston Texans Players Brian Cushing and Deandre Hopkins

  1. Well done guys! You are lucky.. Enjoy!

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