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In 2008, the Texans announced a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Houston to build the Houston Texans YMCA (HTY). When the new building opened in 2011, it brought many essential programs back to the community, which had disappeared when the South Central YMCA closed in 2005, including in health and wellness, child care, recreation, and youth development. In 2016, the HTY underwent an interior renovation, getting a fresh new Texans-themed look. The HTY offers a pool, a gym, a wellness center, sports fields, and space for education and life-skills training. The Texans are proud to utilize our unique resources to make a positive difference in the community through this incredible space.

The Texans held a Breakfast With Santa holiday party with the Lady Texans at NRG Stadium for 50 youth from the Houston Texans YMCA’s Cuney Homes outreach program. The event included a DJ, a dance contest, a caricature artist, arts and crafts, and photos with Santa TORO. A delicious breakfast was served, and each child received gifts from their holiday wish list donated by the Lady Texans. 

The 2016 rookie class, including wide receiver Will Fuller, nose tackle D.J. Reader, and center Nick Martin, treated 14 kids from the Houston Texans YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs to a holiday shopping spree at a local Academy Sports + Outdoors. Whataburger provided breakfast, and Academy donated a $200 gift card to each child. At the end of the shopping spree, each child was surprised with a new bike and helmet. 

Each school year, many students aren’t equipped with the supplies needed to be successful in the classroom. To help fill this need, the Texans hold the annual School Supply Drive. Throughout Texans Training Camp presented by XFINITY, fans dropped off school supplies in collection bins or in the Go Texan Store, and Texans staff donated backpacks. More than 17,000 school supplies and nearly 500 backpacks were collected. All supplies were sorted, stuffed, and delivered to the HTY, where Cheerleaders and kids helped carry them off the Jetco Delivery truck just in time for the new school year.

In 2013, the Texans created a flag football program at the HTY with a  $200,000 youth sports grant. This program has allowed nearly 4,500 kids to learn the game of football and enjoy friendly competition without financial worry. This year, Academy Sports + Outdoors joined the Texans at the HTY Flag Football League Kick-Off Celebration and their Super Bowl closing event. They assisted players with equipment fittings and provided assistance to help the players succeed.

This year, the YMCA of Greater Houston was selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the Texans, the NFL, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program. The gift will enable the YMCA to install two natural-turf football fields at the Harriet and Joe Foster YMCA branch in the Greater Heights community. The grant is part of more than $3 million in field-refurbishment awards allocated across the country this year and is the tenth awarded in Houston, totaling $1.05 million in grant funds to area neighborhoods. 



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Texans YMCA Dedication Plaque

Houston Texans YMCA Flyer

Texans YMCA Website