Houston Texans player Jon Weeks Releases T-Shirt to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Long snapper co-designs t-shirt with 100% of profits aiding community recovery efforts following unimaginable destruction in SE Texas from hurricane
SCOTTSDALE, AZ., September 4, 2017 – Houston Texans long snapper Jon Weeks has teamed up with Athletes Brand on a limited-edition t-shirt to help fellow Houstonians in the wake of unimaginable devastation that was wrought by Hurricane Harvey throughout Texas. 100% of t-shirt profits will benefit a hurricane relief fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and housed under the Greater Houston Community Fund (GHCF).
Though officially released today, the t-shirt has already helped raise more than $2,300 for the benefiting fund. A relief effort spearheaded by J.J. Watt, Jon’s teammate, has helped garner nearly $19 million at the time of this writing. While the amount of critical funds raised varies greatly, the root of their efforts is one in the same.
“(Southeast) Texas has suffered previously unimaginable devastating loss. In the midst of frightening chaos during the multi day storm, came shining tales of hope - images of neighbor helping neighbor,” said Jon Weeks, in a statement on his Instagram page. Thank you to our brave first responders, neighbors in their bass boats, our local affiliates and their incredible reporting, and to the Cajun Navy. We are all Houston Strong. There are many ways to give to Hurricane Harvey Relief. (The t-shirt campaign) is one of them. We love you, Houston. We will get through this.”
The limited-edition “Houston Strong” t-shirt can be purchased from HoustonStrongShirt.com. Co-designed and imagined by Weeks, the shirt features a Houston skyline that takes on a hand drawn look, an ode to the people of Houston who are rebuilding the city by hand and extending a hand to one another every step of the way. The tri-blend shirt is available in Men’s, Women’s, and Youth options.
For more information about Weeks’ campaign, visit HoustonStrongShirt.com.
About Jon Weeks
Jon Weeks is a long snapper for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). Jon is entering his eighth season in the NFL, and was selected to the Pro Bowl during the 2015 season, signaling that he is among the best at his position group. He is from Bethpage, New York and went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft following a stellar collegiate football career with Baylor University. He was out of football until being signed as a rookie free agent with the Texans in 2010. He is active on Twitter (@jonweeks46) and Instagram (@jonweeks46).
About Athletes Brand
Athletes Brand is an athlete-run fashion brand that crafts clothing for athletes’ everyday needs away from their sport. Its mission is to help athletes use their power of influence to make a difference in the world through sports, fashion, art, and philanthropy. Visit AthletesBrand.com and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (@AthletesBrand).
About the Greater Houston Community Foundation
A Hurricane Harvey relief fund was established within The Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to help the people of Houston during and after this difficult time. The self-proclaimed mission of the GHCF is to grow effective philanthropy by connecting donors to the causes they care about, providing excellent stewardship of assets entrusted to us, and convening resources to address important community needs. For more information, please visit https://ghcf.org/ or connect on Facebook (@GreaterHouCF) or Twitter (@GreaterHouCF).