Covenant House Texas Announces Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans, as honorary chair of 2018 Sleep Out: Executive Edition

Houston, October 1, 2018 – Covenant House Texas (CHT) is pleased to have Jamey Rootes, President, Houston Texans, as honorary chair of Sleep Out: Executive Edition. Houston business and community leaders are sleeping out on the cold hard ground of the CHT campus on the night of November 15th in an effort to raise awareness and support for the programs and services provided to CHT youth.

The event kicks off with a community social at 6pm, followed by a candlelight vigil. Then, Sleepers will spend the night meeting with the homeless, hearing the personal stories of CHT residents, and sleeping on the ground to support the cause. Our goal this year is to raise $660,000. To read more about the Sleep Out, to register to sleep out or to become a financial supporter, CLICK HERE.

KPRC’s Khambrel Marshall will emcee the event for the seventh year. Well-known singer-songwriter, Wayne Watson, will entertain guest with inspirational music. Houston Texans cheerleaders and mascot, Toro, will also be in attendance. Click to RSVP.

Nationwide, on the night of November 15th, over 1,200 leaders in business, government, media and sports will sleep out on the streets in 18 cities across North America in solidarity with homeless kids. Last year they collectively raised over 6 and a half million to support Covenant House’s life-saving programs that help young people off the street throughout the US, Canada and Latin America.

Many thanks to the Houston Executives who have committed to sleeping out for CHT!

About CHT: 

Established in 1983, Covenant House Texas is a non-profit human services agency that offers crisis shelter, crisis intervention, outreach and prevention, medical care, transitional housing, educational/vocational training, and community-based services to runaway, and homeless youth under the age of 24. CHT is part of an international network founded in New York City in 1968. Visit CHT’s website at

Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes poses for a photo in the Go Texans Store at NRG Stadium on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Houston. Rootes has been nominated for an international sports executive of the year award. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

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