Dressed in their favorite Houston Texans gear and toting some of their most prized Texans paraphernalia, about 250 Texas Children’s employees recently attended an exclusive autograph and photograph session with two Houston Texans players at NRG Stadium.
One by one, the employees filed into the Chairman’s Club overlooking the football field and munched on popcorn while they awaited their chance to meet Charles James II, the Texans cornerback who rose to a fan favorite in last season’s Hard Knocks on HBO; and Devon Still, defensive end and recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award for his daughter, Leah’s, courageous fight against cancer.
“I am super excited to have this opportunity to come and meet some of the players,” one employee said as she waited to get a Texans banner signed by James and Still. “I love Texas Children’s; there are so many benefits to working here.”
In addition to the football players, employees also got the opportunity to meet and take pictures with two Texans cheerleaders.
“I’m so glad I work at Texas Children’s Hospital and that we are partners with the Texans,” another employee said. “It’s awesome!”
Texas Children’s entered a partnership with the Houston Texans more than a year ago to inspire children to lead healthier, more active lives. The two organizations have since reached thousands of Houston-area children through camps, school programs, special hospital appearances and other events that combine fun with education.
The partnership also includes involvement from players, cheerleaders and TORO in the community and at hospital events hosted by the Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital. Texas Children’s and the Houston Texans will continue identifying ways to grow the partnership and extend its reach even further within the local and regional communities.
Texas Children’s sponsored the recent autograph and photograph session to better educate employees about the partnership. All employees were given the chance to win a chance to participate in the session by submitting their definition of leadership. We used the leadership definition submissions to randomly select participants for the event. We will share some of the leadership definitions soon on Mr. Wallace’s On the Mark blog.
Stay tuned for more opportunities to get to know our partner and Go Texans!