The mission of the Houston Texans Foundation is to be Champions for Youth. Because we believe that youth are the champions of our future, we are dedicated to enhancing their quality of life. Since 2002, more than $26.5 million has been raised through our annual fundraising events, disaster response programs, our annual United Way campaign and our partnership with non-profit organizations on Texans gameday. Through our fundraising efforts, we support and administer programs in education, character development and health and fitness to empower our next generation of Texans.
The Texans Foundation has aligned with three strategic community partners; the Houston Texans YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and the Houston Food Bank. About 75% of our support goes to these three organizations through monetary donations, programming and volunteerism. We are committed to inspiring positive change within the Houston community.
Houston Texans YMCA
The Houston Texans partnered with the YMCA to open a new Houston Texans YMCA and remains the first YMCA facility in the country to be named after a professional sports team. The Houston Texans YMCA offers day camps, child care, teen clubs and youth sports. The site includes an outdoor pool with spray park, gymnasium, health and wellness center, indoor and outdoor family, teen and children activity areas, multi-purpose rooms for education and skills training, and a community meeting center. The Houston Texans YMCA opened in January of 2011 and is located in Houston’s Third Ward.
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Boys and Girls Club
In 2010, the Houston Texans and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston joined forces to support Houston’s youth. Through programs like Passport to Manhood and SMART Girls, the Houston Texans are helping shape youth into socially responsible citizens, community leaders and dedicated scholars. Houston Texans players, cheerleaders and employees all play a part in mentoring and provide stable and dependable role models for the Boys & Girls Club members.
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Houston Food Bank
Our partnership with the Houston Food Bank is an important element in our mission to be Champions for Youth. We are proud to partner through programming such as the Backpack Buddy and Kids Café, as well as through volunteerism with Texans staff. When the new Houston Food Bank opened in 2011, the Houston Texans Café became the place where all volunteers go to take breaks while volunteering. You will often encounter Texans players, Cheerleaders, staff and fans working side by side at the food bank packaging and sorting food.
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