people and community houston youth get a kick out of football and STEM clinic
2 minute read | august 25, 2023
More than 130 Houston-area kids scored big at the recent Houston Texans Football and STEM clinic. The event, sponsored by Chevron, gave youth ages 6 through 14 a chance to learn football skills from professional players and local high school coaches while upping their game in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“We focus on the opportunity for kids to have fun and enjoy themselves through the game of football,” said Jerry Angel, senior vice president of partnerships for the Houston Texans.
senior vice president of partnerships, Houston Texans
why it matters
Held at the Houston Texans practice field, the coaches offered instruction for each position. STEM stations, provided by Chevron, were along the sidelines and featured lessons on how STEM dynamics can be found and applied to football.
“Being able to support Houston’s youth in a variety of ways shows our commitment to our city,” said Irene Flores, Chevron Corporate Affairs. “Connecting something like football with STEM is a fun way to engage with youth and make learning fun for them.”
the pro experience
Houston Texans mascot, TORO, and the team’s cheerleaders were on hand to encourage campgoers. Defensive end Jonathan Greenard was among the coaches for the on-field clinic, giving kids the opportunity to learn from a professional player.
In fact, tips from the pros were a vital part of the clinic.
Former Houston Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts chatted with parents about the value of youth sports and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
“Having access to practice and learn in the same facilities that professional athletes use and having professional players spend time teaching the kids valuable skills is a rare, but cool opportunity,” Flores said.
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