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Houston Rockets 2016 Community Recap

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Fans leave in the middle of the fourth quarter while the Houston Rockets play the Golden State Warriors in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Golden State Warriors won 121 to 94. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Fans leave in the middle of the fourth quarter while the Houston Rockets play the Golden State Warriors in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Golden State Warriors won 121 to 94. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Rockets are more than just a team in the NBA they are active in their community with programs and philanthropy.

Over the course of their many season the Houston Rockets and owner Leslie Alexander have given back over $20 million dollars to the community via the Clutch City Charity.

A tour of their activity highlights programs such as:

Ronald McDonald House in Houston

Read Nation

Rockets Basketball Camps in partnership with Academy

Beyond the Arc Mentoring benefiting the 5th Ward Enrichment

Rockets Run (which just held their 14th annual run) in partnership with Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Co.

Green Team Volunteering

Rockets Science in partnership with Houston Community College

Pets for Vets in partnership with Bowen, Miclette & Britt

911 Salute to Heroes in partnership with Papa Johns

Hoops for Troops

Hiring Our Heroes in partnership with Toyota

Be Fit in partnership with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Hoop School in partnership with Toyota

Best Shot in partnership with Toyota

Coding Challenge in partnership with BMC Software

Night at the Movies

Sunshine Kids

Dog Walk in partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Green Week in partnership with Republic Services

Sagerstrong in partnership with Gulf Course Regional Blood Center and D12 Foundation

Exist to Assist in partnership with State Farm Insurance

Heroes Recognition in partnership with Bowen, Miclette & Britt and Burns & McDonnell

Clutch City Cares For Kids in partnership with Root Sports

Power of Preparation in partnership with Houston Federal Credit Union

Tricks & Treats in the Suites

Thanksgiving – Season of Giving in partnership with

James Harden – Dinner at Star of Hope

More from Space City Scoop

Dwight Howard Thanksgiving – D12 Foundation

Family Fun at the Children’s Museum of Houston (Season of Giving) in partnership with ZTE

Camp Hope in partnership with Bowen, Miclette & Britt

Dwight Howard Santa Project – D12 Foundation

Goodfellows presented by Leslie Alexander

Family Fun at Joystix – Season of Giving in partnership with ZTE

James Harden Shopping Spree – Team Harden

Candlelighters in partnership with Bowen, Miclette & Britt

A full video of the community efforts and vignettes of the events can be viewed on Rockets.com or in the tweet below:

2016 Rockets Community Recap https://t.co/dGWDbJxDmh via @houstonrockets

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) July 29, 2016

SCS will update as free agency news develops. For now if you’re a fan who wants to follow free agency closely consider checking out my Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams:

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Next: Free Agency Profiles for all 30 Teams

Along with articles covering the draft:

Next: Reviewing the top 30 Draft Picks

Next: SCS Editor Mock Draft

Space City Scoop is always looking to add new talent to our writing team. Currently we’re looking for individuals with a specialized focus. The first area of focus is perfect for someone who is constantly surfing the web for breaking news on injuries, trades, insider info etc. This individual would select the top news items and provide timely quick hits to keep SCS readers in the loop.

The other area of focus is someone who possesses a strong social media background who likes to interact with Clutch City Fans. You’ll promote SCS team content on facebook and twitter while also making sure to promote the best content coming from H-Town fans. If you have this capability and are interested then check out this link and fill out an application.

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