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Since 2009, the National Football League (NFL) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have teamed up in the fight against cancer. Each year, youth and high school teams from across the country have done their part to raise funds and help the NFL in these efforts. We invite schools and leagues to unite with the NFL and join Youth Crucial Catch to raise funds to beat cancer. Teams around the country have already signed up to participate. Don’t sit on the bench. Join in to help fight cancer!

The Coach of the Week program honors high school coaches who are committed to making a positive impact within their community and their football program. Throughout the fall, one coach is selected each week to receive a $2,500 grant for their school program. At the end of the season, one coach will be named Coach of the Year and will receive an additional $5,000 grant.

During this season-long program, the Texans will visit six marquee match-ups between Houston-area high schools with Cheerleaders and an Ambassadors. The program is highlighted each week on the Texans social media accounts, and students are encouraged to show their school spirit and share photos and videos of the match-up.

The Senior Showcase presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors is a unique opportunity for high school seniors to display their talent through testing and a series of football drills in hopes of earning an academic scholarship to non-division colleges/universities. Lonestar Sports and Entertainment (LSSE) and the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl also supports the Senior Showcase as continued support to future college athletes.

The InsideOut Initiative is designed to transform the current “win-at-all-costs” sports culture where the value is defined by the scoreboard, into one that defines and promotes sports as a human growth experience and one that emphasizes and builds character. The Texans in partnership with the NFL Foundation and InSideOut co-founders Jody Redman and Joe Ehrmann will implement this initiative as a long term approach to teach character development in and around the Greater Houston area.

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