Santa Fe Football At Texans Minicamp

Texans Make $100,000 Donation

June 12, 2018 - 6:17 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Less than a month after the Santa Fe shooting, the Santa Fe High School football team was at minicamp on Tuesday as special guests of the Texans. 

“I think when you’re the pro football team in town, I think it’s important, and I know that Bob McNair really believes in this, that we give back to the community. I think if you look back at the history of the Texans, whether it’s charitable causes throughout the city or when things happen like the Santa Fe shooting, I think that the Texans have always been there for the community. I think that’s something that we believe in and it’s great to have those kids here today,” Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien said. 

Members of the Santa Fe football team watched minicamp and afterwards met with players before taking pictures with O’Brien.

“You’re signing balls so you can hold a short conversation with them. You can really feel that these kids are all so strong. It’s awesome being able to interact with them and try and make some impact, just try to give them a smile,” Texans safety Justin Reid told members of the media.  “I mean, we brought them out to the field today to sign a few balls and things like that, but it’s really cool to get out into the community and speak with them.”

In addition to having the players and coaches out, the Texans also announced a $100,000 donation to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial fund which will be used for grief counseling and support services to help families and others that are dealing with trauma after shooting.

“It’s just great to have them here, to be able to see practice, meet our players and there’s a good example of what I was talking about the other day with our players,” O’Brien said.  “Our players really are hands-on when it comes to the community and Houston, and it’s good to see this here today.”