The Lady Texans, a group comprised of Houston Texans spouses and female front office members, teamed with HEB to help raise money to feed families for the Thanksgiving holiday.
"(H-E-B customers) give $10 for a turkey and they get a coupon, and that goes into a drawing," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's wife Mandy said at the event this past Friday, Nov. 21. "And then every 30 minutes, we go through the raffle and pull out someone's name and they get some tickets or a signed football by all the team members."
The Lady Texans presented a check for $5,697.00 after their first-ever Lady Texans Turkey Drive. All proceeds from the event will go to purchase turkeys for area families in need through Target Hunger, an affiliate of the United Way.
The funds will help to feed more than 350 Houston families that otherwise would not have had a meal this holiday season.
"We try to pick various activities and get out in the community to help people that need our help," Caroline Walter, wife of receiver Kevin Walter, said. "Especially this year with Hurricane Ike, there are a lot of people in need right now, so we're trying to get out there and help them have a happy holiday."