Texans Cheerleaders: Beyond the gameday entertainment

The Houston Texans Cheerleaders are a valuable branch of the Texans organization whose impact goes way beyond gameday entertainment (although we love that part of it!). They are an integral part of the organization's involvement in the community, namely in two areas: encouraging health/fitness and supporting the military.

Many of you may have seen the annual Houston Texans Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar for sale, the proceeds of which benefit the DeBakey Heart Foundation here in Houston. The Cheerleaders also lead group warm-ups at the MS Walks in Houston and the surrounding communities, participate in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that raises money for breast cancer research and awareness and pay visits to local schools to teach dance routines and give motivational speeches in the name of youth fitness.

On the military front, the cheerleaders not only visit our local troops at Fort Hood, but also are becoming more involved in international ventures. In the last year, the girls brought cheer to troops stationed in Iraq, Japan and Honduras, and other military bases are knocking on the door to get on the cheerleaders' schedule in coming years.

And those are just the highlights! The Houston Texans Cheerleaders are a great squad that contributes to the Houston community in so many ways. If you want to be a part of the group, visit HoustonTexans.com to register for this year's tryouts on April 10!

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