TEXAS — After an elementary shooting tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, killing 21 in May, the community has been in recovery mode. The weight of the Robb Elementary School massacre left a lasting impression around the world. Outsiders from all over have come to offer as much support and aid as possible to help the city deal with their losses.
But one organization, right in Texas, made a surprise visit to the Uvalde High School football team, and the visit was broadcasted on ABC’s network show, “Good Morning America.”
With help from Nike, the Houston Texans presented new uniforms and equipment to the young boys as a message of being an influence to the Texas community.
According to the Texans, head coach Lovie Smith, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill and LB Christian Kirksey made an unannounced visit during the Uvalde High School varsity football team dinner ahead of the team’s home opener on Sept. 1. Director of Player Care and Sports Medicine Roland Ramirez also joined the visit, being that Uvalde is his hometown. They all took a moment to chat it up with the players and lend encouraging words.
The Texans said they’d continue to share their support for the city by wearing an “Uvalde Strong” decal on their helmets when they go up against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 11 at NRG Stadium.
Earlier this summer, the Texans donated $400,000 to the Robb School Memorial Fund.