Texans, Verizon surprise fans with 5G phone, prize pack and tickets

Verizon and the Houston Texans recently teamed up to surprise a handful lucky fans, including a retired Houston police officer, a military veteran, and a local teacher.

They were each were awarded a 5G phone, Texans prize pack and tickets to Fan Appreciation Day presented by Verizon.

One of the winners was retired HPD officer, Mike Jackson. A 30-year veteran of the department, Mike did everything from Patrol to Accident Investigations. He also worked at NRG covering Texans games and other events as a police officer. When he retired he came to work for Apex, and is assigned the same area he had as an officer. Mike has worked for Apex for almost 3 years and is outgoing and very personable. He loves his job and helping the community.

Jackie Roman, meanwhile, is a retired U.S. Army veteran and now a teacher at Westbury Christian. A well-rounded facilitator, Jackie is dedicated to her educators and her students. The parents of her students love her, as she is a firm yet fair teacher.

Mike Townsend is a veteran and one of USO's most tenured volunteers at IAH Airport. A colleague says "Mike has always been one of our many bright spots on our volunteer team at the USO. Being a Veteran Mike knows the importance of the USOs Mission to our heroes and their families and exhibits the work ethic and dedication to service to our heroes as a volunteer. Mike covers several shifts a month at the USO at IAH Airport and has not missed a beat through these worrisome times. He also serves in the volunteer position of quartermaster at the USO at IAH where he makes frequent logistic motivated trips to local establishments to ensure our center is filled with USO goodness for our heroes and their families."

These fans represent a few groups that both the Texans and Verizon actively support.

Verizon currently offers plan discounts for qualifying military veterans, first responders, teachers, students, and nurses. For more information and to find out if you qualify please click here.

The Houston Texans roster in photos.

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