Students of Kingwood High School (KHS) received a special surprise when two members of the Houston Texans dropped by to donate some much-needed football gear for the KHS Mustangs during a practice at Turner Stadium Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19.
Texans nose tackle D.J Reader and center Nick Martin, accompanied by two Houston Texans cheerleaders, donated 300 sets of football cleats and 100 footballs to replace equipment lost when KHS was flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
"It's an exciting moment for them, but once they kind of sit back and reflect a little bit, we'll talk about how much we appreciate the things that people have given to us and donated to try to help us recover and get these guys back on the field," Kingwood football coach and athletic coordinator Barry Campbell said.
Reader and Martin signed autographs for KHS football players and students as they broke practice. The students and staff were displaced during Hurricane Harvey when flood water from the San Jacinto River poured into the school, flooding the campus with as much as 5 feet of water.
Much of that water pushed raw sewage from a nearby treatment plant into the school, which caused damage to the interior of the school as well as destroying computers, books and band and athletic equipment.
KHS students began attending classes at Summer Creek High School near Generation Park Sept. 11.
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