Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Houston Rockets owner offers free tickets to Santa Fe High seniors

Rockets to honor at Game 5 the victims, survivors, first responders of Santa Fe High School shooting Houston Rockets owner offers free tickets to Santa Fe High seniors
Rita Gibson | 26 May, 2018, 05:14

The parents of confessed Texas school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis are being blamed for his deadly massacre - with at least one victim's family filing a lawsuit this week, claiming the teen's father didn't secure his weapons properly. There will be a moment of silence before the game, and a video honoring the Santa Fe High School victims and survivors will be displayed on the large screens over the Toyota Center court before the game.

After directing the arena to turn the lights on the students in the crowd, Scott addressed the Santa Fe seniors, the first responders, and the school's administrators.

In addition to students, the school's superintendent, principal and first responders were welcomed for a pregame ceremony.

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The Rockets also donated proceeds from their 50/50 raffle during Game 5 to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund.

Some students at the Texas high school where a gunman killed 10 people want laws requiring firearms to be locked away at home and accessible to only the owner. The team is tied 2-2 with the Golden State Warriors in the seven-game series. "Thank you for being the heroes for all of us".

"We're just trying to do our little bit, that's all", Fertitta said. "To the Sante Fe seniors and to the unbelievable officers & to the principals, we love you". Houston Coach Mike D'Antoni, meanwhile, said he hoped the focus on the Santa Fe shooting before and during Game 5 would in some way would bring about change.

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