Charity Golf Classic raises $375K on Monday

Houston Texans players, coaches and executives joined scores of charitable golfers for a day on the links on Monday. The 13th Annual Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic presented by BMW, began with a noon shotgun start at Shadow Hawk Golf Club and benefitted the Houston Texans Foundation.

Each foursome was paired with a Texans player or coach, and 29 groups competed for bragging rights of the best round, and to raise money for the Houston Texans Foundation.   

The tournament raised more than $375,000 for the Houston Texans Foundation's Champions For Youth initiatives.

The 2015 Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic raised over $375,000 on Monday at Shadow Hawk Country Club.

Team president Jamey Rootes, who emphasized that the event has pulled in over $4 million dollars over the years, emphasized that raising the money for charity has been a collaborative effort.

"Working together with our coaches, players, with our fans and with our sponsors, it's all a part of doing great things for Houston," Rootes said.

General manager Rick Smith said he always looks forward to this event, and he was happy to contribute to a great cause.

"This is one of my more enjoyable spring days in Houston," Smith said. "I think we've raised well over four million dollars over the years in this event and it goes to a lot of good people who are in need. We really appreciate our players and our coaches participating in this because it's such a great cause."

Head coach Bill O'Brien echoed Smith's sentiments.

"I think it's just a fantastic event," O'Brien said. "It just says a lot about Mr. McNair, his family, and this organization what it means to the city. I think the big thing for us as a coaching staff and as players is to bring this city a winner. That's what we're trying to do every day. Anytime we can participate in something like this, it really means a lot to our organization."

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