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Daniels competing with local celebs for charity

Posted by Nick Scurfield on July 10, 2012 – 4:52 am

Tight end Owen Daniels is competing with three local celebrities in the “4G for Charity” contest sponsored by Verizon Wireless, and he needs your help to win.

The winner of the contest gets $4,000 for his or her charity. Daniels’ is the Owen Daniels Catch a Dream Foundation, which supports critically and chronically ill children throughout Greater Houston. As of Monday, Daniels was losing in the competition to a Houston socialite and campaigning for votes.

“I’m in second place right now, and it’s just – it’s unacceptable,” Daniels said with a smile inside the Texans’ training room at Reliant Stadium. “It’s unacceptable. With as many Texans fans as we have, I need as many votes as possible. My charity helps out kids at children’s hospitals here in Houston, so it’s obviously for a really good cause. It’s for the kids. I’m behind like 150 votes, so I need some help.”

Daniels has been involved with children’s hospitals for the last few years. It started out with the TACT (Texans All Community Team) program, in which he and former teammates Eric Winston and David Anderson visited and donated Texans season tickets to children at Shriner’s Hospital.

“You just see how brave those kids are and what they have to go through at such a young age and what their parents and their families have to deal with,” Daniels said. “Those guys aren’t here anymore unfortunately, so I just kind of took that and went with it on my own. That kind of got me into wanting to help kids out around here, and I’ve been here for a while, so I’ve got that platform. They don’t have a lot to smile about, but if you can do anything to help them out at all and put a little smile on their faces whether it’s once a day, once a week or whatever, it definitely goes a long way.”

Voting for the “4G for Charity” competition goes through the end of the month.

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Meet Watt at Uncle Bob’s

Posted by Nick Scurfield on February 25, 2012 – 10:41 am

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will be at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage in Missouri City on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m.

The Texans had a weekly trivia contest on Twitter sponsored by Uncle Bob’s throughout the 2011 season.

Watt and Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson were grand marshals of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Downtown Parade on Saturday morning.

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Watt pays a hopsital visit to paralyzed boy

Posted by Nick Scurfield on July 18, 2011 – 9:05 am

Inspired by a message on Twitter, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recently paid a visit to nine-year-old Peter Berry in a local hospital.

Berry, according to the Jewish Herald-Voice, was paralyzed in a July 2 car accident that killed his parents and injured his two younger siblings. A fan reached out to Watt and other Texans and Rockets players on Twitter with a link to the story, and Watt replied immediately saying that he wanted to visit Peter and his brother Aaron in the hospital.

Watt brought autographed Texans gear for Peter and Aaron, who both play youth football. The Texans’ first-round draft pick from Wisconsin asked Peter for recommendations on what to do in Houston, shared his mutual admiration for Justin Bieber and invited Peter to a Texans game this season. Watt went so far as to put his cell phone number and e-mail address in Peter’s Apple iPad, telling him to text or e-mail him anytime.

“I read the story and was absolutely touched – for the kids to lose their parents like that, but then still have the courage to be strong in spirit and fight for their recovery, it’s inspiring,” Watt said to the Jewish Herald-Voice. “To be able to come up here and see the kids and be able to put smiles on their faces in such a touch situation, it’s really meaningful. I figured it’s just something I can do to help these kids out.”

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Texans, Academy donate to local youth team

Posted by Nick Scurfield on June 22, 2011 – 1:20 pm

The Texans are teaming up with Academy Sports + Outdoors to help to a local youth football team whose equipment was stolen earlier this month.

As reported by KHOU.com, the North Houston Saints will be getting $10,000 worth of merchandise from the Texans and Academy.

The Saints’ equipment trailer was stolen from a storage lot. Per KHOU, their coach had to use money out of his own pocket for a down payment on a new trailer.

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Schaubs donate $108k to local hospital

Posted by Nick Scurfield on June 15, 2011 – 9:58 am

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and his wife, Laurie, presented a local hospital with a check for $108,000 on behalf of their GR8 Hope Foundation on Monday.

The donation will be used to equip and furnish a Child Life playroom on the third floor of the new hospital, which was built exclusively for sick children.

“When we visited the hospital, the one place where we saw nonstop smiles was in the playroom and that’s why we decided to direct our attention to the Child Life program,” Schaub said, per the website Your Houston News. “People often don’t realize that playing, laughing and interacting with other kids can help the healing and recovery process for children.”

The Schaubs launched their GR8 Hope Foundation in March.

“Our goal is to help manage children’s stress and help them heal faster with less long-term psychological effects,” said Sarah Rowe, a Child Life specialist at the hospital, via the same report. “It is important for our patients to play and the playroom gives children a chance to forget about why they are in the hospital. That’s why we’re so appreciative of the Schaubs’ gift.”

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YMCA field “much needed, much appreciated”

Posted by Nick Scurfield on April 6, 2011 – 8:43 am

The Texans helped to open a new football field at the Houston Texans YMCA last week, as our Drew Dougherty detailed in this video.

Here’s more coverage on the field and its expected impact in the Greater Third Ward community from Joachim Clarke of the Houston Chronicle.

“I think you’ll find that in this community, there has not been much in terms of green space,” South Central YMCA chairman Alan Bergeron said, per Clarke. “So this was much needed and much appreciated, and it will be well-used in the decades to come.”

The Houston Texans YMCA is located at 5202 Griggs Road at the corner of Griggs and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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Schaub to launch “GR8 Hope Foundation”

Posted by Nick Scurfield on March 8, 2011 – 5:26 pm

Tomorrow afternoon, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and his wife, Laurie, will announce the launch of the GR8 Hope Foundation at a news conference at Texas Children’s Hospital.

The mission of the GR8 Hope Foundation, according to a media advisory from Schaub’s representatives, is “to provide resources and support to bring healing to children with medical needs, hope for our future generations, and happiness to the children and their families enduring medical challenges.”

We’ll be at the news conference tomorrow to talk with No. 8 about his new foundation and other thoughts on the offseason.

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Community Wednesday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 8, 2010 – 5:15 pm

Texans players took to the community today on their day off from work on Wednesday.

From 9-11 a.m., Texans rookies participated in the annual “Shop with a Texan” event at Academy Sports + Outdoors. Rookies were paired with children from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston, the Houston Texans YMCA and other city organizations. Each child got a $100 gift card from Academy with which to purchase some holiday gifts.

From 10-11 a.m., running back Arian Foster spoke to a group of 100 students at Pasadena Memorial High School. As part of the school’s effort to promote and increase literacy, students had to read a certain number of books to qualify for the event. English teacher Jan Connolly, a member of the Bull Pen Pep Band, has been having her class study Foster’s poems and Words of Wisdom on HoustonTexans.com throughout the semester.

Still on the horizon today is a visit to the Go Texan Store by Texans fullback Vonta Leach. Leach will be at the store in Reliant Stadium from 6-7 p.m. to sign autographs.

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