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Giving Back to the Community Houston Rockets Style

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 7: Chris Paul
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 7: Chris Paul
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The Houston Rockets are all about giving back. And this offseason the Rockets have taken every opportunity to make an impact in the community.

Appreciation for Houston’s First Responders 

The Houston Rockets showed their appreciation for Houston police officers and firefighters in remembrance of 9/11.

Trevor Ariza, the Rockets Power Dancers, and the Rockets staff delivered pizza from the delicious Pizza Hut. The team visited 16 police stations and 92 fire stations throughout the Houston area.

In addition, the Rockets passed out complimentary tickets to an upcoming game this season.

The Rockets even caught a glimpse of daily life as a firefighter. Trevor experienced being dressed in full uniform. Although, I’m sure he is much more comfortable in his Rockets uniform.

He was also able to spray Clutch with a fire hose. Which I am sure was very entertaining.

Gifts for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Together with Adidas, Clutch and staff donated jackets, shirts, and pants to Hurricane Harvey victims on Friday.

Houston residents also had a chance to meet and greet the coolest mascot, Clutch.

Former owner Leslie Alexander and the Rockets donated $10 million dollars to the Harvey Relief Fund started by the mayor of Houston.

Fan Fest for Food 

This past Saturday the Rockets held their Fan Fest for Food. The event included the Rockets’ open practice, music, food, contests, and performances.

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Open practice admission was free, however, guests had the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items. Every 5 items earned guests a raffle ticket for the chance to win cool prizes.

Fans also had the opportunity to purchase an autograph and photo pass. And let me tell you the prices were so inexpensive.

I would have jumped at that chance to get an autograph from James Harden or Chris Paul.

But the best part was that the all proceeds benefited Target Hunger and Casa de Esperanza.

The Rockets Love to Give Back           

The Houston Rockets love giving back to their community.  Back in 1995, former owner Leslie Alexander founded the Clutch City Foundation.

Focused primarily on reaching the city’s youth through the areas of education, grassroots basketball and outreach.

However, the Rockets are always eager to extend a helping hand.

Heroes of Harvey 

Here is just another amazing way the Rockets are planning to give back in October and November. The Rockets will be recognizing heroes who showed America what it means to be #HoustonStrong.

This is a great way to recognize the brave, kind and courageous people who acted selflessly to help others.

I can assure you, I will be crying watching these heroes being recognized on the court. Harvey was devastating to Houston and surrounding areas. However, it was truly AMAZING to see people come together showing unity, love, and support.

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Therefore, NOMINATE your heroes at http://www.nba.com/rockets/superstars-hurricane-harvey/

You may never be able to truly express the gratitude you feel towards them but here is a great opportunity to recognize those individuals.

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