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Chris Myers, Wade Smith, David Hunter and Ben Jones In a single day, the Wade Smith Foundation made a huge difference in the educational opportunity for over thousands and thousands of Houston-area children. The Houston Texans left guard has been giving back to not only the Houston community but his hometown of Dallas as well, for years. With the mission ”to facilitate the growth of today’s youth by providing them with the necessary tools to improve their overall development as young adults,” Smith demonstrated progress to this goal on Saturday, August 10, 2013, along with the help of some of his cherished teammates. At two different events, Wade and friends gave thousands of kids a multitude of reasons to be excited about returning to school later this month. His foundation provided hours of music DJ’d by local radio station, 97.9 The Box, free health screenings, family fun and autographs by Wade Smith himself and several of his Texans teammates. From 11am to 2pm, Wade’s Back To School Saturday event was hosted at Montie Beach Community Center in North Houston. City of Houston Controller Ronald Green hosted thousands of guests who enjoyed bounce houses, face painting, field events and cotton candy, in addition to being given sports physicals and the opportunity to meet Wade Smith, CB Brandon Harris, WR DeVier Posey and OLB Delano Johnson. Later that afternoon, Wade met some of his other crewmates at Bethel’s Place Empowerment Center on the south side of Houston. From 3-6pm, families from the surrounding area were treated to more DJ’d music, health screenings, drawings and TONS of school supplies. 5,000 or so backpacks filled with back-to-school goods were passed out to kids of all ages, preparing them to go back into classrooms this fall primed and ready to learn. Here, attendees were treated to a long line of eager fans ready to receive autographs from offensive lineman Ben Jones, Chris Myers, defenisve linemen David Hunter, along with the man who made it happen, Wade Smith. The Texans stars eschewed any questions other than those about the Wade Smith Foundation, with Chris Myers letting it be known he wasn’t there to bring attention to himself but as support for Wade and his cause. And really, what better cause to stand behind other than a valued Pro Bowl teammate’s charitable endeavor to get thousands of Houstonians involved in helping kids get the most out of their education and become better adults. The Texans and their players continue to be pillars of the community and as Houstonians ourselves, we couldn’t be more grateful for their tireless efforts off-the-field to make our city a better place to live. Signing autographs

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