Rockets will donate $100,000 to Santa Fe fund after sold out Game 6 watch party
Rockets sold out all 10,000 tickets to tonight’s watch party at Toyota Center. That’s $100,000, all going to the Santa Fe Memorial Fund.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) May 26, 2018
The Rockets honored the victims and those wounded during the Santa Fe High School shooting before Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors.
There was an extended moment of silence before the National Anthem was sung by members of the Santa Fe school choir. During the national anthem, select students from the high school held the Texas flag and the American flag. All the seniors from Santa Fe High school were also given tickets to the game and transportation for zero cost. During the game, the Rockets also wore a patch on their jersey bearing the school’s name.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talked before Game 5 about how something needed to change so these senseless tragedies stopped happening.
“It’s important to note these events and these tragedies, and honor people,” Kerr told USA TODAY Sports. “But at the same time, it’s agonizing to know that there’s a pretty good chance that the two teams in the Finals are going to be doing the same thing in three weeks (because another shooting might have happened). There’s a really good chance of that, and that’s terrifying.”
It’s clear that something needs to change quickly so these types of tragedies stop happening, but it was still a really thoughtful idea to have the money from the watch party go to the memorial fund.
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