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Rockets, Fertitta family honor Houston first reponders on Patriot Day

Rockets, Fertitta family honor Houston first reponders on Patriot Day

In honor of sacrifices made by first responders on Sept. 11, 2001, the Houston Rockets, Toyota, and family of owner Tilman J. Fertitta teamed up Monday to show their Patriot Day appreciation to police, fire, and military personnel throughout the Houston area.

As part of a companywide day of service, Rockets and Toyota Center staffers distributed memorabilia and ticket vouchers to local police and fire stations. General manager Rafael Stone, president of business operations Gretchen Sheirr, and players Jae’Sean Tate and Kevin Porter Jr. were among those who made personal visits.

The team also hosted a Toyota Center luncheon for area first responders and military members. Head coach Stephen Silas and several alumni, including Matt Bullard, Mario Elie, Elvin Hayes, and Calvin Murphy, were on hand for the event — which highlighted heroes who showed extraordinary acts of courage while serving.

Scroll on for photos, videos, and reaction from players, staffers, and executives who took part in Monday’s events.

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