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Pro-Vision Inc. Announces Record Donation From Janice McNair

Texans Co-Founder donates $5.45 million

August 13, 2019 - 1:30 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- Pro-Vision Academy Inc. announced Tuesday that it has been gifted a record $5.45 million donation from Texans Co-Founder Janice McNair through the Janice and Robert McNair Foundation.

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“We are proud to provide Pro-Vision with this financial support to enhance their efforts to create positive change in under-served areas of Houston,” McNair said in a press release. “Before Bob passed, we had the opportunity to tour the facilities at Pro-Vision and visit with their leadership. We were captivated by their mission, their approach and the impact they are having in areas of need within our community. We agreed that this would be a perfect way to continue our work to support the City of Houston and we are blessed to be able to do something significant.”

Pro-Vision Inc. is located in the Houston community of Sunnyside. Established in 1990 by former Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro cornerback Roynell Young, it's mission is to develop Houston’s impoverished and underserved male youth into leaders. Pro-Vision Inc. runs the Pro-Vision Charter Academy that services grades 3-12. Tuesday's donation will be used to new housing for low-income community members as well as help in building a football field and track facility that will be named after the McNairs.

“Pro-Vision is honored to be the recipient of such an impactful contribution from the McNair family,” said Young said. “This gift to Pro-Vision is helping to set the foundation for the transformation of the Sunnyside community, as well as enhancing the quality of life for those who live there. I consider it a great responsibility that they have chosen to partner with our organization. The hope is that this investment will positively reach generations who are yet to be born.”

McNair was joined at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday by son and Texans CEO Cal McNair as well as former Texans Andre Johnson and Andre Hal, along with current Texans D.J. Reader and Johnathan Joseph. Along with the new multi-purpose building and athletic facilites, the McNair's donation will be used to increase the community’s urban garden by three-times its size, which provides healthy food for the campus, vocational jobs for the community and income by selling the produce to local businesses.

"I want to personally thank Mrs. McNair and the McNair Foundation for helping us to fill the gap in the city's need for affordable homes," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a release. "The Third Ward, which includes Sunnyside, was recently designated a complete community. As we continue to replace housing stock lost during Hurricane Harvey, we are grateful for partnerships that allow us the leverage to create safe and affordable communities where residents can thrive.