HOUSTON – In honor of the late Bob McNair, the owner of the Texans who died in 2018, the franchise is holding its third annual Founder’s Day to commemorate his legacy.
The NFL awarded its 32nd franchise to the city of Houston and Bob and his wife, Janice McNair, on Oct. 6, 1999, so the team marks Oct. 6 as the day to recognize him.
The Texans’ players, coaches, executives, and staff are partnering with Family Houston, a United Way agency that provides counseling to children across the region.
On Oct. 11, Texans players and coaches will host children from Family Houston-supported schools at NRG Stadium.
“Oct. 6 will always be one of the most memorable days for our family,” Texans senior chair and co-founder Janice McNair said. “No one was more excited for football to return to Houston than Bob. I’m so proud of our entire Texans family for coming together to honor his legacy each year in such a meaningful way.”
“One of my dad’s greatest joys was giving back to our community, especially the United Way,” Texans Chair and CEO Cal McNair said. “He and mom saw a need and jumped in to help solve it, forming an incredible partnership that has lasted more than 20 years. Being able to honor his legacy by celebrating Founder’s Day in this way is special and his dedication to the service of others continues to inspire our organization and our family today.”
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and a contributor to KPRC 2 and click2houston.com