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The Texans, GE, and Houston Methodist host this free event to provide mothers of young players with the latest safety information in preparation for the upcoming season. Participants take part in classroom-style instruction — which covers equipment fitting, concussion recognition, hydration awareness, and proper tackling — as well as a panel discussion that includes well-known football moms from the Lady Texans, Texans TV, and GE.

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Over the course of the offseason, the Texans, Houston Methodist, and GE hosted two Play Safe Football Clinics in the Greater Houston area. These clinics, held in Alvin ISD and at the Houston Methodist Training Center, served as an opportunity to educate young athletes and parents on player safety, concussion awareness, nutrition, heat and hydration, and proper tackling techniques. Appearances were made by linebackers Peter Kalambayi and Brennan Scarlett, tackle Martinas Rankin, linebacker Dylan Cole, and defensive end Carlos Watkins. This program reached more than 1,400 families.

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This year, the Texans, Houston Methodist, and GE hosted the Play Safe Sports Medicine Summit at the Houston Methodist Training Center. The summit was designed for certified athletic trainers working with Houston-area schools, including the Texans medical staff and physicians from Houston Methodist. The athletic trainers participated in lecture-style instruction, as well as interactive demonstrations. The Houston Methodist Outreach Athletic Training Program reaches more than 300 Houston-area schools and more than 125,000 student-athletes. The NFL Foundation and the Texans made a $25,000 donation to the program to support the placement of certified athletic trainers in underserved schools in the Houston area.

In partnership with Houston Methodist and GE, the Texans host the Play Safe Most Valuable Moms program. Through an online nomination process, eight moms were selected prior to last season to be representatives for the platform, chosen for their passion for youth football and commitment to improving player safety. As part of this program, each mom received tickets to one Texans home game, an on-field experience with her child, a Texans jersey, and recognition at the Moms Clinic.

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