The owner of the Houston Rockets has reserved 300 seats at Game 5 for students of Santa Fe Highschool.
“I have roots in Galveston County. Everybody knows that. I played on that football field before in Santa Fe. We just wanted to step up and I talked to Tad (Brown) and said, ‘Hey, we need to find 300 tickets for the Santa Fe High School seniors on Thursday.'”
In a letter to the senior class, the school wrote:
“It is our hope at Santa Fe High School that this will provide our graduating seniors with an evening to gather with friends who have reached the milestone of graduating together.”
The game will feature a tribute video to those who’s lives had been taken, as well as bringing some of the first responders out to be recognized. The hope is that the graduating class will remember a western conference game instead of what they previously had to go through their last weeks at the school. The Rockets will also wear a ribbon on their jerseys to honor the school.
Due to limitations, only seniors are invited to the game. Food and transportation will be provided.
There has been a huge outpouring of support for the students and community surrounding the shooting last week. Houston Texans player J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of all of the victims. The Houston Astros wore “We Play for Sante Fe” shirts during their practice this week as well.
The Rockets play the Warriors thursday night.