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Texans kick off Salute to Service Week with full slate of events

The Houston Texans will host their annual Salute To Service Game presented by Bud Light in Week 11 against the New England Patriots. Leading up to Sunday's game, the Texans will kick off Salute to Service Week presented by USAA with a busy schedule of events dedicated to honoring service members.

Monday, November 16: Academy Sports + Outdoors Surprise and Delight

The Houston Texans, Andre Johnson and Academy Sports + Outdoors will be surprising Melissa Alvidrez with a special gift for the holidays. Melissa Alvidrez is the surviving sibling of Octavio Alvidrez, U.S. Navy Veteran who served for 10 years, including tours in the Iraq War, before passing away suddenly in 2015. She volunteers her time in the TAPS Houston Area Care Group, a local survivor support group that provides emotional support and camaraderie for military survivors. She and her mom will be recognized for all they do to support grieving military families in Houston.

Tuesday, November 17: Houston Texans Pros vs GI Joes presented by USAA

In friendly competition taking place at the NRG Stadium's West Club, Houston Texans players will take on service members stationed overseas in a Pros vs Joes-style videogame match up. Players and service members will get a chance to talk and enjoy some friendly competition while having some fun.

Thursday, November 19: Super Turkey Food Drive

On Thursday, the Texans, TORO and Houston Texans Cheerleaders, will take part in the Super Turkey Food Drive, part of the 42nd Annual Thanksgiving Super Feast with the City of Houston and City Wide Club of America. Community members will have an opportunity to drive up and drop off the following donation items needed to help feed Houstonians at the SUPER FEAST, also known as "The Nation's Largest Feeding" at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More than 30,000 underprivileged individuals, families, senior citizens, and veterans will be served this holiday season.

Thursday, November 19: Texans, Touchdowns & Turkeys presented by USAA

As a thank you to service members, the Houston Texans, USAA, and USO Houston will provide Thanksgiving turkeys with all the fixings to 150 military families in a drive-thru event. The Texans will have goodies for the whole family to enjoy, Texans Cheerleaders, TORO, Legends, a DJ and more to bring a little cheer to the service members stationed at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. RSVP required; event is full.

Friday, November 20: Special Surprise

The Texans will end the week with a BIG surprise for a deserving veteran. TORO, Cheer and special guests will help deliver the exciting news to the veteran and his family in thanks for their service and sacrifice!

The Texans will kick off their Salute to Service game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, November 22. Kickoff is set for noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.

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