Photos: Emancipation Park
Houston Texans Legend Cecil Shorts III recently visited Emancipation Park, the oldest park in Texas, to learn more about Juneteenth and the role it has played in the life of African Americans.
Photos courtesy of Emancipation Park.
📸 | Inspire Change Grant: Houston Freedmen's Town Conservancy
The Houston Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Miller Lite helped celebrate the Houston Freedmen's Town Conservancy Vision of Freedom Mural Experience in Freedmen's Town, featuring the reveal of an augmented reality mural and the launch of the inaugural Freedmen's Town Heritage District Tours, made possible by the Inspire Change Grant. The Houston Freedmen's Town Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that protects and preserves the history of Freedmen's Town for the benefit of future generations. Their mission is to preserve the historic legacy of Freedmen's Town; inspiring all through education and awareness of its unique story. Freedmen's Town Conservancy was a recipient of the 2021 Inspire Change Grant, receiving $30,000, part of $400,000 in funds awarded to local nonprofits.
📸 | Kwanzaa Celebration at SHAPE Community Center
The Texans helped celebrate Kwanzaa with Inspire Change Grant recipient, SHAPE Community Center. SHAPE was recently the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Miller Lite to support their work in the community with underserved youth. Texans Cheerleaders took part in the short presentation about Kwanzaa centered around the principal of Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) and joined kids for special activities. The Texans also provided giveaways, lunch and an ice cream truck for attendees.
📸 | Inspire Change Grant Recipient Book Donation
Texans players and Cheerleaders helped students at DeAnda Elementary School pick six books to take home and keep free of charge thanks to Books Between Kids. Books Between Kids helps to get books in the hands of at-risk students across the city and is one of the 15 nonprofits that received funds through the $400,000 Inspire Change Grant presented by the Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Miller Lite.
📸 | Inspire Change Grant Recipient Breakfast
On Giving Tuesday, the Houston Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Miller Lite awarded $400,000 through the Inspire Change Grant Fund to 15 local nonprofits and educational programs working to make a difference in the Houston community. The recipients were surprised at a breakfast this morning at NRG Stadium with Vice President of the Houston Texans Foundation Hannah McNair, Texans players and Texans Legends. Learn more.
Photos: Police Activities League Sports Kits Giveaway
Texans Legend Wade Smith, Chief of Police Troy Finner, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and TORO joined Houston Police Officers and Youth to give away 300 kits in total to youth in the community at Emancipation Park through the HPD PAL program. Kits were filled with footballs, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and more.
Photos: George Floyd Remembrance Walk
The Houston Texans volunteered at the annual George Floyd Remembrance Walk.
Photos: Voter Registration Drive | We Are Voters
The Houston Texans hosted a voter registration drive at the Houston Texans YMCA. Check out HoustonTexans.com/Vote to find out if you are registered and keep up with important dates!
Photos: Social Justice Helmet Decals
Houston Texans Players share what they chose to place on the back of their helmets and why.
Photos: Conversations for Change with Mayor Turner
The McNair family sits down with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for an eye-opening discussion about race and social injustice.
Photos: Conversations for Change with Roynell Young
Former Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Roynell Young founded Pro-Vision Academy in 1990 as a way to help young students in Houston. Young was featured on the McNair family's Conversations for Change series discussing racism and social justice in Houston.
Photos: Conversations for Change with Romeo Crennel
Houston Texans Associate Head Coach Romeo Crennel sits down with Janice, Cal and Hannah McNair to discuss racism and social injustice in America.