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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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Connie Watt honored at Pro-Vision Luncheon

Posted May 1, 2014

Connie Watt was honored Thursday at the first annual Pro-Vision Cornerstone Lunch for her great charity work with the J.J. Watt Foundation.


Normally, J.J. is the Watt who grabs the honors. On Thursday, though, the spotlight was on the defensive end’s mother, Connie.

She was honored Thursday at the first annual Pro-Vision Cornerstone Lunch for her great charity work with the J.J. Watt Foundation. Pro-Vision, Inc. is a charter school that offers the youth of Greater Houston the guidance and support they need to realize their full potential, both academically and morally.

Among the high-profile guests attending the celebration were Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith and wife Tiffany, head coach Bill O’Brien and his wife Colleen, Pro-Vision Board Member and ESPN color commentator Jeff Van Gundy, and the Watts.

“It’s wonderful to be able to help out,” Connie said about her work with the J.J. Watt Foundation. “Now I get to do what I’m passionate about everyday which is my children, and then helping other people’s children.”

One of the J.J. Watt Foundation’s main objectives is to provide sufficient funding for after-school athletic programs that teach children teamwork and perseverance.

“Trying to raise three kids, it’s still —even in a two-income family—it’s tough sometimes,” Connie said. “You’ve got these sports fees and whatnot, so we totally understand that.

“Kids are kids; they’re supposed to have fun. They’re supposed to just be able to chase their dreams and do what they want. If they want to try soccer or football, they should be allowed to do that. That’s why we do want to give back, so all these kids have those opportunities and choices.”

With Mother’s Day around the corner, Tiffany Smith devised the concept of recognizing a mom who has made an impactful contribution to the community.

“I consider Pro-Vision Charter School a nurturing environment and who nurtures more than mothers?” Tiffany said. “Connie came to mind, and she went out to visit the school and fell in love with it. Through that relationship we thought we’d go forward and have something to benefit the school.”

The Smiths’ partnership with Pro-Vision began seven years ago when Tiffany was planting flowers at a Lady Texans event at the school. After learning about the institution and its commitment to the 300 plus students enrolled, she took an interest in supporting the organization.

“It touched me when they talked about some of the trials that the kids go through and how they’re persevering,” Tiffany said. “At this school, the kids are their own janitors; they get their hair cut at the school, they have a dress code that they adhere to. The discipline there and the focus there is impressive.”

Van Gundy also spoke very highly of the institution and was even more complimentary of the Watts.

“These last four years as a board member have changed my life and how I see the opportunities to help those who, frankly, a lot of times no one is thinking about,” Van Gundy said. “I was so impressed with [Watt’s] mom and her values, and then to see this guy care so deeply about children who will have no impact on his life.  At such a young age, he cares about people that didn’t have the same benefits he did  growing up. I’m humbled by his perspective on life.”

As a Texans season-ticket holder, Van Gundy is used to saluting the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year for his ability to sack quarterbacks, but now he has another reason to applaud.

“I cheer for this guy because of what a stud he is on the football field, but now my respect has so deepened for who he is.”

Watt, who describes his mother as the ultimate “momager,” says the functionality of his foundation would not be remotely possible without Connie. She runs his charity during the season and organizes all its events, including the J.J. Watt Charity Classic softball tournament which takes place on Friday.

Although Connie would rather stay behind the scenes and go about her business anonymously, Watt is elated that her work is being recognized.

“It means a lot for me to have my mom be the center of attention,” he said. “Obviously, I get plenty of publicity and press for the things that I do, but it’s important for her to get the credit because between her and my dad and my family, the ability to raise me and teach me the right morals and values is the reason I am who I am today. None of that would be possible without her. We got to shower her with some love because she truly deserves it.”

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