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Be a PLAY 60 Kid of the Month with the Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital®. Enter today to win a Texans VIP Experience including the following:

  • A behind the scenes tour of NRG Stadium
  • Houston Texans prize pack
  • An autographed certificate from your Houston Texans Head Coach, Bill O’Brien.
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The seventh annual Houston Texans Kids Triathlon was held at NRG Stadium in April. Before the race, trainings were held at YMCA locations around Houston, where children trained to swim, bike, and run in the event. Nearly 3,500 youth competed, once again making it the biggest kids’ triathlon in the world. Safety Andre Hal, Ambassadors, TORO, Cheerleaders, and thousands of spectators came to support participants. Kroger provided healthy snacks at the postrace party, KBR sponsored the swim course and water safety tips, and Academy Sports + Outdoors supported the bike course and transition area.

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Each year, the Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital work in conjunction to award PLAY 60 grants to Houston-area schools in need of additional funding. The grants are designed to ensure that schools have the right tools to integrate healthy activity into the school day. Six schools were chosen to receive grants of up to $10,000, totaling $50,000 in grants awarded. Texans president Jamey Rootes and executive vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital Mark Mullarkey honored the recipients at the Kids Day game in October. The winning schools were Southmore Intermediate (Pasadena ISD), Cornerstone Academy and Academy of Choice (Spring Branch ISD), J.C. Mitchell Elementary School (HISD), Attucks Middle School (HISD), Westbury High School (HISD), and Blackshear Elementary (HISD).

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Fuel Up to PLAY 60 is an in-school nutrition-and-physical-activity program launched by the National Dairy Council, Dairy Max, and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to combat childhood obesity. Fuel Up helps students make positive changes in their schools by improving opportunities to consume nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. This year, individual elementary schools held campus-based competitions and selected 12 third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students to attend a VIP experience at NRG Stadium. Students received gift bags filled with gear, had lunch in the team cafeteria, enjoyed a private tour of NRG Stadium, and received an autographed certificate from head coach Bill O’Brien.

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PLAY 60 is the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. In order to help promote the PLAY 60 campaign, the week leading up to the Kids Day game presented by Texas Children’s Hospital, the Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital teamed up to create a PLAY 60 Week which included a week full of events to help further the PLAY 60 message and help kids across Houston get active.

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