Texans, Texas Children's Hospital announce partnership

The Houston Texans and Texas Children's Hospital announced today a seven-year partnership beginning April 1, 2015 to become the Official Children's Hospital of the Houston Texans.

Through the partnership, the Texans look forward to helping improve the health and wellness of Houston area children through community engagement, education, sports performance and the tools necessary to make healthy choices throughout their lives.

"We want to see all Houston kids grow healthier and stronger," said Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes. "We feel it's our responsibility to give every child access to the tools to understand the importance of healthy choices and the benefits of physical activity, and this partnership with the world-class team at Texas Children's will give us that opportunity. We're looking forward to working together."

Texas Children's is a natural fit with the Texans because of both organizations' emphasis on community engagement and educating Houston's youth about nutrition and the importance of being active.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Houston Texans," said President and CEO of Texas Children's Hospital Mark A. Wallace. "Both of our organizations want to impact our community in a powerful, positive way. Texas Children's is helping children lead healthier, more productive lives, and this exciting collaboration will expand our reach to even more families in Houston."

The Houston Texans and Texas Children's will appear as partners for the first time at the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon, which will take place on April 19. Registration for the event is now open.

In addition to the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon, Texas Children's will be the official Texans Play 60 Health Care Partner. The partnership will include the Texans Play 60 Challenge and the Texans Play 60 Character Camp. Texas Children's will also be the presenting sponsor of the Play 60 Game.

Furthermore, Texas Children's will be the presenting sponsor of the TORO's Kids 1K at the Houston Texans Running of the Bulls presented by HEB, the "TORO's Training Table" school program and the Texans Jr. Cheerleader programs.

The new Texas Children's partnership is in addition to the Houston Texans existing and long-standing partnership with Houston Methodist, the official Health Care Provider of the Houston Texans.

Texas Children's is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. For more information on Texas Children's Hospital, please visit their website.

Several Texans players walked the runway at Tootsies, benefiting "Dec My Room."

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