Fundraising Continues Despite Cancelled Texans-Cowboys Game

Houston, the Texans are coming home.

The NFL has opted to cancel Thursday’s preseason game between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys, which was set to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, because the Texans will actually be able to return home sooner than the league anticipated.

Over forty thousand tickets had been sold since Tuesday night, with proceeds going to the hurracaine relief fund. The Dallas Morning News reports that fans who bought tickets can get a refund, if they so wish, but they can also choose to let the money be used as a donation.




The game had been moved from the Texans NRG Stadium to the Cowboys’ home stadium because of massive flooding in Houston due to Hurracaine Harvey.  The team, which has been unable to go home after their preseason game in New Orleans, had been practicing at the Cowboys’ facility in Frisco, Texas.

J.J Watt, one of Houston’s stars, had been very vocal about the only good thing that could come out of the game was a huge fundraising effort, like the one that he, himself, set up this weekend.

As of this morning, per J.J Watt himself, the fund had raised $5.1 million dollars.

If you’re interested in donating, you can follow the link on his profile. For more on Hurracaine Harvey, you can go here.

Lissete Lanuza Sáenz

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