Houston & Rice to Team Up for #HoustonStrong

Sept. 9, 2017

by Chuck Pool (cpool@rice.edu) -

HOUSTON -- With the first FBS game of the 2017 season in the City of Houston set to take place next Saturday when Rice and Houston resume battle for the Bayou Bucket, the two schools are teaming up to help keep #HoustonStrong.

The athletic departments for the city's two FBS programs will be accepting school supplies for HISD students, below seventh grade, at locations throughout the city and at TDECU Stadium prior to Saturday's game.

Donations for the drive will be collected Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Raising Cane's locations below, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at Schroeder Gate 1 of TDECU Stadium and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice campus.

Raising Cane's drop off locations: • 5326 S Rice Ave. Houston, TX 77081 • 1902 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77098 • 7531 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77063

Fans can also help "Fill The Truck" as the two schools' corporate partner Nissan will have two Titan trucks for fans to drop off supplies in located in Shasta Square, on the east end of TDECU Stadium, prior to Saturday's Bayou Bucket game from 3-7 p.m.

Supplies needed include the following:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Backpacks
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Calculators
  • Cork Boards / Dry Erase Boards
  • Paper (notebook, copy, construction)





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