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Houston Texans YMCA
Since the building opened in 2011, the Houston Texans and the YMCA of Greater Houston have worked hand in hand to make sure this facility serves the needs of the Greater Third Ward residents. Whether it is nutrition education from the Texans team nutritionist, instilling the values of the NFL PLAY 60 program to encourage and maintain a healthy lifestyle, or providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences to school-age kids, the Texans constantly seek to impact the entire community with our unique resources.

BMC Software Air Attack
Beginning during the 2009 season, for every touchdown pass completed by the Houston Texans, BMC Software’s Air Attack program made a donation to the Houston Texans Foundation. Thanks to the BMC Air Attack program, a total of $75,000 was donated to build the Houston Texans YMCA sports field, which opened in spring of 2011.

Flag Football Team
The Texans created a flag football program at the HTY with the gift of a $200,000 youth football grant in 2013. This program will allow nearly 4,000 kids each year to learn the game of football and enjoy friendly competition. This opportunity not only gives children an activity to keep them physically moving, but also cultivates a family atmosphere, bringing the community together through the sport of football.

School Supply Drive
Throughout the 2013 Houston Texans Training Camp presented by XFINITY, the Texans Foundation hosted a School Supply Drive to benefit children at the HTY. In total, over 5,000 items were collected for the HTY youth from our fans and over $1,500 worth of additional backpacks were purchased. In August, Texans staff stuffed 450 backpacks with the donated supplies and delivered them to the HTY just in time for the new school year.


Texans christen YMCA field (3/30/11) | Official opening (1/6/11) 


For more on this partnership, check out the following content:


 
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Texans YMCA Dedication Plaque

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Houston Texans YMCA Flyer

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Texans YMCA Website