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The Houston Texans YMCA, located in the Greater Third Ward, is the heart of the partnership between the Texans and the YMCA of Greater Houston. Opened in 2011 with a gift from the Texans, the facility provides programs in youth sports, child development, health and wellness and more, with no individual in need turned away. The facility served an important role during the pandemic, providing emergency food distribution, childcare for essential workers and working parents, and wellness checks, all of which were supported by grants from the Texans.
The Texans and the Houston Texans YMCA Board hosted a Christmas Drive-Thru for 50 kids and their families from the Houston Texans YMCA. TORO and Legends Cecil Shorts III, Anthony Hill, Moran Norris and Earl Mitchell distributed toys, stockings, gingerbread houses and gifts as well as diapers, grocery cards and clothes purchased by the Lady Texans for the families. In addition, a home improvement retailer and the Texans donated 45 Christmas trees to Houston Texans YMCA families to help make the season a bit brighter.
Houston Texans YMCA Reopening
After being closed since March 2020 due to COVID, the Houston Texans YMCA reopened in September. The Texans helped welcome everyone back, providing socially distant treats to returning members and donating 10 cases of PPE and cleaning supplies to be distributed to members of the community.
Houston Texans Flag Football at the YMCA
The Texans established the NFL Flag Football program at the Houston Texans YMCA in 2013 with a $200,000 youth sports grant, renaming the program "Houston Texans Flag Football at the YMCA" in 2019. Houston Texans Flag Football at the YMCA offers a fun football experience for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. In spring of 2021, to help get athletes back on the field, the Texans awarded the YMCA of Greater Houston a $25,000 grant to enable all youth at the Houston Texans YMCA, and any youth in need across the YMCA network, the chance to play flag football for free; the grant also covered the costs of coaches, transportation and snacks for all participants at the Texans Y. More than 100 children received scholarships to play flag football.
Houston Texans YMCA 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Texans celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Houston Texans YMCA with a week full of events, including a drive-thru celebration, food trucks, banners and more. TORO and Cheerleaders handed out gifts to all 10-year members. The Texans also made a $20,000 donation to the Houston Texans YMCA in honor of the anniversary. Funds will go to upgrade the technology in fitness spaces and the community room. Cheers to another 10 years!
School Supply Drive Presented by Reliant
The Texans and Reliant donated 85 backpacks full of school supplies to the Houston Texans YMCA and partner KIPP: Liberation College Preparatory Middle School to help students get back to the classroom with the supplies they need to be successful. Supplies were donated by fans and employees from the Texans and Reliant.