Houston Texans YMCA
The Houston Texans partnered with the YMCA to open a new Houston Texans YMCA. This is the first YMCA facility in the country to be named after a professional sports team. The new YMCA offers day camps, child care, teen clubs and youth sports. The new site includes an outdoor pool with spray park, gymnasium, health and wellness center, indoor and outdoor family, teen and children activity areas, multi-purpose rooms for education and skills training, and a community meeting center. The new Houston Texans YMCA opened in January of 2011 and is located in Houston’s Third Ward.
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Boys and Girls Club
In 2010, the Houston Texans and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston joined forces to support Houston’s youth. Through programs like Passport to Manhood and Smart Girls, The Houston Texans are helping shape youth into socially responsible citizens, community leaders and dedicated scholars. Houston Texans players, cheerleaders and employees all play a part in mentoring and provide stable and dependable role models for the Boys & Girls Club members.
Houston Food Bank
In 2010, the Houston Texans and the Houston Food Bank announced that they formed a new strategic community partnership. The Texans most visible contribution to this partnership will be the Houston Texans Cafe at the new Food Bank distribution facility. The cafe, which could serve anywhere from 300 to 1,000 people daily, is a part of a $500,000 donation from the Houston Texans Foundation. The Houston Texans Cafe will be a main gathering place for the Food Bank’s thousands of weekly volunteers to come together, eat lunch or enjoy a break and a snack. Since 2009, the Texans the Houston Food Bank have partnered to host the Taste of the Texans, a glamorous event held at Reliant Stadium featuring over 30 of Houston’s most prestigious restaurants. To date, the event has raised over $200,000 for the Food Bank and other charitable causes in Houston. The Food Bank and Texans owner Bob McNair also helped make Houston the first NFL city to join the Souper Bowl of Caring in 2004. The first Souper Bowl of Caring raised $5,000 in Columbia, S.C. and has grown to a nation-wide food drive which has raised more than $10 million in each of the last three years.
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