Houston Texans Members travel in Uvalde, Texas this week to visit the Uvalde High School varsity football team before their home opener Friday night.
Travelers included CEO Cal McNair, Houston Texans Foundation Vice President Hannah McNair, head coach Lovie Smith, linebackers Kamu Grugier-Hill and Christian Kirksey and director of player care and sports medicine Roland Ramirez, from Uvalde, according to the team.
As part of their journey, the Texans announced they were outfitting the Uvalde Coyotes football team with new uniforms with help from Nike.
“It was just special to see the smiles on their faces,” Kirksey said Friday. Hello Soccer“because we know this city has been drastically affected. To be a leader and not just a football player, but to be someone who can be an extra shoulder to lean on has definitely warmed something in my heart We’re just thrilled to be here and honored to be here and to be here with the city and letting them know that we support them in every way.”
May 24, an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two adults at Robb Primary School in Uvalde. The tragedy was the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
Following the tragedy, the Texans donated $400,000 to the Robb School Memorial Fund, with the Houston players contributing $200,000 and the organization matching the donation.
The Texans will continue to support the Uvalde community by donning a “Uvalde Strong” sticker on their helmets during their season opener Sept. 11 at home.