Established by Rockets owner Leslie Alexander in 1995, Houston's principle community relations' effort - the Clutch City Foundation - provides hope, help and inspiration for those who might otherwise be forgotten. The Clutch City Foundation serves as the umbrella organization for all Rockets community initiatives. Through the foundation, Rockets players, coaches and staff participate in a myriad of programs that help to make life better for Houstonians - especially those in need.
Battier serves on the boards of St. Jude and the Memphis Zoo. He and teammate Carl Landry practiced with local kids for their March match-up against a lucky Houston fan on their very own driveway.
Yao established The Yao Ming Foundation in June 2008 to support the rebuilding efforts in China with an emphasis on rebuilding earthquake-resistant high quality schools.