Charity of the Month

Charity of the Month

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. To date, Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 640 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and more than 20,200 veterans and military spouses have obtained jobs.

In 2012, Toyota partnered with Hiring Our Heroes and Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, to launch the Personal Branding Initiative which aims to address the issue of veteran unemployment by helping veterans learn how to better market themselves to civilian employers. Through the development of tools and resources that help assist veterans with skills translation and provide one-on-one career guidance and support, Toyota continues to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the military and veteran community.

Clutch City Foundation

The Clutch City Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) established in 1995 by Rockets owner Leslie Alexander to Provide help, hope and inspiration to those who might otherwise be forgotten. Since its inception, the Clutch City foundation has raised more than $10 million for those who are less fortunate. Tux & Tennies is the foundation's premier fundraiser, and over the years has helped thousands of Houstonians in need.

Season of Giving

This has become a holiday tradition bringing together Rockets players, their families and members of the business team, as they host a series of events for members of the community who are less fortunate. Each year, hundreds of children and their families are the recipients of private parties, gifts and surprise visits by players.Houston Rockets.

United Way

Our partnership with the United Way of Greater Houston is just one more way that we are investing in our community. Throughout the year, our entire organization volunteers for service projects and special committees, as well as make personal donations to the annual campaign.

For more information or questions on our Clutch City Foundation, please contact Sarah Joseph at sarahj@rocketball.com

Rockets Give Back to Education

Education is the key to our children's Future. Through the Clutch City Foundation, the Rockets have a myriad of programs that help make learning fun and exciting for area students.

The Clutch City Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) established in 1995 by Rockets owner Leslie Alexander to Provide help, hope and inspiration to those who might otherwise be forgotten. Since its inception, the Clutch City foundation has raised more than $10 million for those who are less fortunate. Tux & Tennies is the foundation's premier fundraiser, and over the years has helped thousands of Houstonians in need.

Health & Wellness

Houston Rockets & Children's Memorial Hermann Encourage Kids to Be Fit

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The Be Fit Challenge is implemented in Houston schools and provides children with nutrition and activity tips. They also participate in fun and educational fitness and nutrition activities to win contest prizes. Additionally, one school will win an exciting Be Fit Rally, starring Rockets entertainment and Memorial Hermann fitness and nutrition experts.

Grassroots Basketball

The Rockets are committed to providing resources and opportunities for Houston's youth to play basketball. From clinics-to-leagues-to supporting high school athletic programs, the grassroots basketball initiatives keep youth in the game.

Jr. Rockets Program

The Jr. Rockets program's goal is to increase the Houston Rockets presence with local youth basketball leagues. The program aims to develop a life-long passion for the game of basketball, provide support to the leagues and add programs to make the game fun and rewarding for everyone. Each participating league will include a Houston Rockets game ticket into their league registration. Jr. Rockets/participating league jersey will also be included in the registration process.



Participating Leagues - Alodia Basketball Academy - Katy Youth Basketball - Kingdom Basketball

Community 2014-15 Year In Review

Take a look back at the 2014-15 events in which the Rockets organization gave back to the Houston community.

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Community 2014-15 Year In Review

Take a look back at the 2014-15 events in which the Rockets organization gave back to the Houston community.
Aug 3, 2015  |  06:57

A Visit from Sam

Our friend Sam Day is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma (a pediatric cancer) but that didn't stop him from hitting the court with us this morning in Dallas.
Apr 26, 2015  |  00:42

Make A Wish: Bryson Jones

The Rockets and the Make A Wish Foundation helped make 16-year old Bryson Jones' dream come true as he was a member of the Rockets for a day. Bryson is battling a degenerative muscle disorder.
Mar 17, 2015  |  00:59

Rockets and ZTE Season of Giving Recap

The Rockets partnered with ZTE for a series of events to provide meals, gifts and memories for underserved Houston families.
Dec 29, 2014  |  00:56

Season of Giving Thanksgiving Grocery Distribution

Rockets players and ZTE staff deliver groceries and gift cards to 75 economically disadvantaged families as part of the Season of Giving presented by ZTE.
Nov 28, 2014  |  01:23

Rockets Run 2014 Recap

A look back at the 13th annual Rockets Run presented by Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Co and benefiting Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital
Nov 10, 2014  |  02:11

Block Out Violence Rally in RGV

Dwight Howard and Ish Smith held a Block Out Violence rally at Barrientes Middle School in Edinburg, TX while in the Rio Grande Valley to play a preseason game against Golden State.
Oct 19, 2014  |  01:48

Clutch City Checkmate Challenge

Troy Daniels, Trevor Ariza and Daryl Morey joined HISD students to learn about the strategy similarities between chess and basketball and to challenge chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar.
Sep 16, 2014  |  01:41

Community 2013-14 Year In Review

A look back at the 2013-14 events in which the Rockets organization gave back to the Houston community
Aug 1, 2014  |  04:54

Rockets At Toyota Center Year In Review

Join us in taking a look back at the Rockets memorable moments at Toyota Center during the 2013-14 season
Jun 9, 2014  |  10:28

Inspirational Red Rowdy

Meet Gary, an inspirational Red Rowdy, who is fulfilling his life long dream of attending every Rockets game
Apr 29, 2014  |  04:42

Extra Stuff: Dwight Blocks Out Violence

Rockets star Dwight Howard walks thru the simple steps it takes to end violence in our community.
Apr 26, 2014  |  00:00

Inside Stuff: Howard Blocks Out Violence

Dwight Howard kicked off his "Block Out Violence" campaign with a rally at a Houston-area high school.
Apr 26, 2014  |  00:00

Season of Giving - D12 Shopping Spree

ZTE and the Rockets, including Dwight Howard, hosted a shopping spree for 50 children from the Boys and Girls Club.
Apr 22, 2014  |  03:53

Season of Giving - Thanksgiving Dinner

ZTE and the Rockets hosted Thanksgiving dinner and a movies for 150 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs, Kids Meals, and Casa de Esperanza.
Apr 22, 2014  |  01:49

D12 BOV Rally: Hodges Bend

Block Out Violence rally winners Hodges Bend Middle School hosted a Block Party with Dwight Howard
Apr 22, 2014  |  03:51

Buffalo Soldiers Honored

Buffalo Soldiers on February 12, 2014
Feb 17, 2014  |  02:27

Blacktop Battle 2014

Blacktop Battle 2014
Feb 3, 2014  |  02:38

Season of Giving Recap

The Rockets and ZTE USA hosted a number of holiday community events as part of their annual Season of Giving
Dec 31, 2013  |  01:07

Season of Giving - Ronald McDonald House

Chandler Parsons, Omri Casspi, Greg Smith and Donatas Motiejunas visit and pass out gifts to sick children at Ronald McDonald House. Season of Giving is presented by ZTE
Dec 18, 2013  |  02:39

Season of Giving - Lucky Strike Bowling

James Harden, Aaron Brooks and Patrick Beverley visit and bowl with children from Big Brothers and Sisters at Lucky Strike. Season of Giving is presented by ZTE
Dec 18, 2013  |  02:11

Season of Giving

The Rockets and ZTE USA have hosted a number of holiday community events as part of their annual Season of Giving
Dec 13, 2013  |  01:07

Dwight Howard Basketball Camp

Dwight Howard teaches the fundamentals of basketball to Houston area kids at a December 2013 camp
Dec 13, 2013  |  02:02

Season of Giving - Goodfellows

Leslie Alexander and the Rockets team up with Goodfellows to give local, underprivileged youths the holiday gifts they deserve.
Dec 13, 2013  |  02:56

Rockets Commit for Life Blood Drive 2013

Come to Toyota Center Thursday, December 12th and donate blood to help save lives.
Dec 6, 2013  |  00:30

Carly Wright: Make-A-Wish

The Rockets and Make-A-Wish foundation make a special memory for Carly Wright
Nov 19, 2013  |  02:13

Rockets Run 2013 Recap

Clyde Drexler and Clutch the Bear were on hand as Rockets fans participated in the 12th annual Rockets Run presented by Bowen, Miclette & Britt and benefitting the Lone Star Veterans Association.
Nov 9, 2013  |  01:04

Rockets Food Drive

Local schools collected canned food items for Casa de Esperanza and Target Hunger as part of Rockets Launch Week.
Oct 29, 2013  |  01:56

Rockets Give Back 2012-13

Join us in taking a look back at the efforts of Rockets players, coaches and staff in serving the Houston community.
Sep 3, 2013  |  04:49

Green Week 2013

Green Week presented by Republic Services included Recyclefest, a tree planting, and a Twitter tour of Houston. Recyclable items were collected throughout the week.
Apr 1, 2013  |  01:43