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The Berry Family

Joshua and Robin Berry were killed in an automobile accident near Lubbock, TX on July 2, 2011 on their way back from a family vacation in Colorado. The accident resulted in spinal cord injuries to their two sons Peter, 9, and Aaron, 8, and also injured their daughter, Willa, 6.

Peter and Aaron have been receiving treatment for spinal cord injuries at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston since July 6. Willa, received treatment for a broken arm and ankle and is now living with her aunt and uncle who have been appointed as the children's guardians.

Please help support the rehabilitation and growth of the Berry children by directly donating to their fund by clicking here

Houston Rockets 10,000 Hugs to Help

The Houston Rockets have announced the launch of a fundraising campaign to assist the three surviving children of Houston residents Joshua and Robin Berry who were killed in a tragic automobile accident on July 2, 2011.

The campaign, which has been tabbed "10,000 Hugs-to-Help," will offer Houstonians the opportunity join fundraising efforts by making monetary donations for the chance to get a hug from Clutch, the team's lovable mascot, at a variety of events planned around the Houston community in the coming weeks. Rockets Chief Executive Officer Tad Brown will join Head Coach Kevin McHale as the first donators to receive hugs at the campaign tip-off event scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the main entrance of Toyota Center.

"This is truly a heartbreaking situation that has left three beautiful children of our community without their parents," said Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander. "Our entire Houston Rockets organization sends condolences to the Berry family for the tragic loss of Joshua and Robin. We are committed to assisting the various fundraising efforts that continue to be planned around our community in order to help provide Peter, Aaron and Willa with the support they will need in order to overcome the physical pain and devastating emotional trauma they have suffered."

Schedule Your Own "Hug" Event with Clutch

  • Join in helping the Berry children hosting a "Hug" event with Clutch

  • For a minimum donation of $1,000, Clutch will visit your location, where he can hug staff and/or patrons as he attempts to reach his goal of 10,000 hugs. It's a wonderful, spirited way for your entire company to join in this community-wide effort to support Peter, Aaron and Willa Berry. Again, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Berry Children's Trust.
  • To participate or to discuss other ways you can help, please contact Sarah Joseph at 713.758.7302 or email here

All proceeds collected during the campaign will be donated to the Joshua and Robin Berry Children's Trust fund that has been established by the family.

Upcoming "Hug" Events

Saturday, October 22
Hot 95-7's Boo Bomb at House of Blues

starring LMFAO, Kreayshawn & Karmin
6pm -8pm

To schedule your own "hug" event, please contact Sarah Joseph at 713.758.7302 or email here

Previous "Hug" Events

Wednesday, July 27
Campaign Tip-Off with Coach Kevin McHale and CEO Tad Brown

185 hugs raised $11,808

Thursday, July 28
Baubles for Berrys

I.W. Marks Jewelers

Rockets Open House
Toyota Center

Friday, July 29
Katy Perry Concert

Toyota Center

Sunday, July 31
Bounce for the Berrys

Pump It Up -S Rice Ave
Pump It Up - Marq*E Center

Thursday, August 18
Niko Niko's
- Market Square

Friday, August 19
Niko Niko's
- Montrose

Sunday, August 21
Berry Softball/Kickball Tournament

Houston Sportsplex

Thursday, August 25
The Shops at Houston Center

Saturday, August 27
Visible Changes
- Memorial City Mall

Wednesday, September 21
Trafton Academy

Thursday, September 22
Rockets Open House

Additionally, Evamor has donated 10,000 bottles of water to be distributed during Clutch's fundraising Hug Tour