Clutch City Foundation Mission

The Clutch City Foundation was established in 1995 by Rockets owner Leslie Alexander to provide help, hope and inspiration to those who are in need. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $8 million, and has continued to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in Greater Houston, as well as impacting others globally, including Africa and China. Through the foundation our players, coaches and members of our business team are involved in a myriad of programs that allow the Rockets to get directly involved in our community. Foundation efforts are focused on three primary areas: Grassroots Education, Grassroots Basketball and Grassroots Outreach.

Recent News

  On March 10, Leslie Alexander and the Rockets held the 2011 Tux & Tennies Charity Gala benefiting S.N.A.P. and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. The black-tie and tennis shoes gala featured dinner, a live and silent auction, player appearances and much more
Video: Tux & Tennies Charity Gala Recap
  The Rockets take a look back at a fantastic year in the community in 2010
Video: Giving Back in 2010
  Rookie Patrick Patterson recently visited a local fire station to read to area students about firefighters as part of the Read To Achieve Program.
Video: Patrick Patterson and Read to Achieve
  The Rockets made their annual visit to the Ronald McDonald House Wednesday and in the process crossed paths with an extraordinary young woman. This a holiday story you don't want to miss.
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  Inspiration can come from many places. The Rockets had the honor of recently hosting plane crash survivor Rachel Zientek at a game against the Indiana Pacers. This is a story you will never forget.
Full Story l Video: Rachel's Special Evening
  Yao Ming and several members of the Rockets staff participated in a workday event, partnering with Reliant Energy and NRG Energy, to help "Rebuilding Together Houston" as part of 2010 NBA Cares Week of Service.
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  Houston Rockets staff members eagerly gathered together for a two-day community service project at The Center. Painting rooms and landscaping various areas around the property, Rockets staff provided much needed assistance to a group that already gives so much back through their mission.
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Clutch City Foundation

Since 1995, the Clutch City Foundation has raised more than $8 million for those who are less fortunate.
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Tux & Tennies

Hosted by Leslie Alexander, the annual Tux & Tennies Charity Gala is held on the Rockets court at Toyota
Center and is attended by more than four hundred guests who get to wear their favorite sneakers while all
dressed up in formal attire.
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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.
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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.
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