Texans Surprise Uvalde High School Football Team with New Uniforms, Tickets to Opener

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 2, 2022

UVALDE, TX - JUNE 24: In this aerial view, members of the community participate in the Uvalde High School graduation ceremony  on June 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.  Nearly 300 Uvalde High School seniors received their diplomas one month to the day after nineteen children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School after a former student entered the school and barricaded himself in a classroom.  (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)
Uvalde High School (Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)

The NFL's Houston Texans donated new uniforms and equipment to the Uvalde High School football team Friday.

ABC's Good Morning America was on hand for the ceremony:

Good Morning America @GMA

.<a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonTexans?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HoustonTexans</a> surprises the Uvalde high school football team with brand new uniforms and new equipment. <a href="https://t.co/juXY67zRzo">https://t.co/juXY67zRzo</a> <a href="https://t.co/mZ4VEkmu97">pic.twitter.com/mZ4VEkmu97</a>

The franchise also announced as part of Friday's ceremony that it will wear a "Uvalde Strong" helmet decal for its Sept. 11 season-opening home game against the Indianapolis Colts, a game the Uvalde team will attend.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Texans’ Director of Sports Medicine Roland Ramirez, who attended Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, just told the Uvalde HS football team and coaching staff that the Texans will provide transportation and a suite for all of them to their 9/11 home opener vs. the Colts.

Nineteen students and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at Uvalde's Robb Elementary School in May.

The tragedy was one of several mass shootings in the United States in 2022, leading to a renewed push for further gun control. In June, President Joe Biden signed the most significant gun-control legislation in decades after it received bipartisan political support in the Senate and House.

The Texans previously donated $400,000 to the Robb School Memorial Fund in June, which included contributions from the team's players.

"Texans care about Texans, especially in times of triumph and tragedy," Texans CEO Cal McNair said. "I'm so proud of our players for championing this effort and was inspired to support our neighbors in Uvalde alongside them. I also know we have a great responsibility to lend our voices to important and meaningful conversations that bring awareness to senseless gun violence."

Uvalde High School will play its home opener Friday night against C.C. Winn High School. The Coyotes beat Carrizo Springs High School in their first game of the season last week.


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