Houston Texans, Texas Children's Hospital team up to advance kids' health


HOUSTON- (Feb. 25, 2015)- The Houston Texans and Texas Children's Hospital announced today a seven-yearpartnership beginning April 1, 2015 to become the Official Children's Hospitalof the Houston Texans.

Throughthe partnership, the Texans look forward to helping improve the health andwellness of Houston area children through community engagement, education,sports performance and the tools necessary to make healthy choices throughouttheir lives.

"Wewant to see all Houston kids grow healthier and stronger," said Houston TexansPresident Jamey Rootes. "We feel it's our responsibility to give every childaccess to the tools to understand the importance of healthy choices and thebenefits of physical activity, and this partnership with the world-class teamat Texas Children's will give us that opportunity. We're looking forward toworking together."

TexasChildren's is a natural fit with the Texans because of both organizations'emphasis on community engagement and educating Houston's youth about nutritionand the importance of being active.

"Weare thrilled to partner with the Houston Texans," said President and CEO ofTexas Children's Hospital Mark A. Wallace. "Both of our organizations want toimpact our community in a powerful, positive way. Texas Children's is helpingchildren lead healthier, more productive lives, and this exciting collaborationwill expand our reach to even more families in Houston."

TheHouston Texans and Texas Children's will appear as partners for the first timeat the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon, which will take place on April 19. Registration for the event is now open.

Inaddition to the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon, Texas Children's will be theofficial Texans Play 60 Health Care Partner. The partnership will include theTexans Play 60 Challenge and the Texans Play 60 Character Camp. TexasChildren's will also be the presenting sponsor of the Play 60 Game.

Furthermore,Texas Children's will be the presenting sponsor of the TORO's Kids 1K at theHouston Texans Running of the Bulls presented by HEB, the "TORO's TrainingTable" school program and the Texans Jr. Cheerleader programs.

Thenew Texas Children's partnership is in addition to the Houston Texans existingand long-standing partnership with Houston Methodist, the official Health CareProvider of the Houston Texans.

TexasChildren's is committed to creating a healthier future for children and womenthroughout the global community by leading in patient care, education andresearch. For more information on Texas Children's Hospital, please visit theirwebsite.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.