The Texans hosted the Santa Fe High School football team, signing autographs and taking pictures, during their first veteran minicamp practice, hoping to lift spirits after the tragic shooting that killed eight students and two teachers last month.
Head coach Bill O'Brien announced that the Texans would also be donating $100,000 to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund, to be earmarked for grief counseling and support services to help the families and those dealing with trauma since that tragedy.
"I think when you're the pro football team in town, I think it's important – and I know Bob McNair really believes in this - that we give back to the community," O'Brien said Tuesday. "If you look at the history of the Texans, whether it's charitable causes throughout the city or like when things happen, like the Santa Fe shooting, I think that the Texans have always been there for the community and I think that's something we believe in and it's great to have those kids here today."
The Santa Fe High School football team visited the Texans after practice.