HOUSTON - On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Texans will celebrate youth football by recognizing youth players, coaches and programs throughout the game. The highlight of the day will include a Houston-area Pop Warner team playing a game on the field during halftime against TORO and other NFL mascots.
Other Texans Youth Football Day activities include the distribution of thousands of complimentary tickets to Houston youth organizations, hundreds of youth football and Texans Junior Player Development players in jerseys lining the field during the National Anthem and an in-game presentation honoring the Texans Youth Football Advisory Council.
The Houston Texans will celebrate Youth Football Day as part of the league-wide sponsored Play Football MONTH. Play Football Month, an expansion of last year's Play Football Week, will take place from Aug. 25-Sept. 30 at NFL stadiums and other communities from coast to coast. The celebration theme is: "Be Part of the Football Family."
NFL teams, colleges, high schools, and youth football organizations across the country will host events and recognition programs, including clinics, skills competitions, scrimmages, picnics, and parades.
NFL teams will offer free tickets to youth football organizations for one home game during the third and fourth (Aug. 25-Sept. 2) preseason weekends. Last year, NFL teams donated 55,000 tickets to youth and military personnel. Teams will recognize youth football players during pregame ceremonies of many games by having them line up in full uniform in front of NFL players on the sidelines during the playing of the national anthem. Youth teams also will scrimmage during halftime of designated NFL games.