News Release

TECO Energy presents Run With Us™ 5K at Disney's Wide World of Sports™ Complex

TAMPA, March 29, 2000

Top high school runners compete for $2,000 in college scholarships

The TECO Energy Run With UsTM 5K foot race will be held at the state-of-the-art Disney’s Wide World of SportsTM Complex on April 15. The 5K race will begin at 5 p.m., with youth races following at 6 p.m. Awards and scholarships from the TECO Energy Foundation will be presented to the winning athletes in several categories.

The first-place male and female high school runners will receive a $1,000 scholarship payable to the college or university of their choice. The TECO Energy Florida Cup will be awarded to the high school with the most student entrants. The top three male and female athletes, top male and female master, top male and female wheelchair athletes, and the top three finishers in each age division will also receive awards.

Each registered runner will receive a commemorative T-shirt. After the race, runners and their friends and families will be able to enjoy interactive games and exhibits set up by Disney.

Each race participant will receive a 2-for-1 Orlando Rays ticket coupon for that night’s 7:35 p.m. baseball game against the Jacksonville Suns at Disney’s Wide World of Sports stadium, the Atlanta Braves’ spring training facility. The O-Rays are the Class Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Discount race registration of $15 is due by April 1. Registrations received April 2-13 are $18, and race day registration is $20.

TECO Energy is a long-term marketing partner to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex and sponsors numerous events at the facility, including Disney’s Ultimate Inline Hockey Experience, a national inline hockey competition.

TECO Energy is a diversified, energy-related holding company headquartered in Tampa. Its principal businesses are Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas, TECO Transport, TECO Power Services, TECO Coal, TECO Coalbed Methane, and Bosek Gibson and Associates.