Rockets clean up Houston school as part of ‘Hoops for Troops’ initiative

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Throughout Tuesday, players and representatives from the Houston Rockets teamed up with members of the U.S. Armed Forces for a clean-up project at Oates Elementary in northeast Houston.

Their work is part of the NBA’s broader “Hoops for Troops” initiative, which represents a partnership between the NBA and the Department of Defense. Under this partnership, team representatives work alongside members of the U.S. military to support local communities.

Rockets and Toyota Center staff were joined by representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy in the helping spruce up the school’s campus and building. Current players Armoni Brooks, Josh Christopher, and KJ Martin participated in the clean-up effort, along with former Rockets player Robert Reid.

“We’re just doing anything that the city needs us to do to help the next generation,” Christopher said after Tuesday’s event. Video of the work performed by players and staffers can be viewed below.

The Rockets have invited each of the military members who helped with the school project to attend their game vs. Phoenix on Sunday, Nov. 14 as part of Military Appreciation Night. All fans in attendance will be able to enjoy $1 hot dogs, along with $5 beers and beverages.

Recently, the team partnered with GovX.com to offer half-off tickets to a number of upcoming home games for active duty, reserved, veteran, and retired service members in addition to first responders and healthcare professionals. More details are available at Rockets.com.

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