Toro Hangs Around for Smiles

Toro went above and beyond (then lowered himself down) for these kids at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Really amazing effort from Texans’ mascot Toro to bring some smiles to kids who need it more.

After 2 years away from making hospital visits to kid’s due to COVID the Texans’ lovable and daring mascot found a way to get as close as possible to them and deliver some amazing memories.

There are no heights TORO won’t go to put a smile on a child’s face! Due to safety protocols, Texas Children’s Hospital has limited visitors inside the Hospital, which required us to get creative! TORO was lifted all the way up to the 16th floor of the West Tower where patients interacted with him through signs, touchdown dances, fist bumps, virtual hugs & more. It brought a tear to my eye to finally return to Texas Children’s Hospital after 2 long years away!

There was a lot of work that went into making this magical moment possible. Big thank you to Meg Reynolds, Sarah Schriever and all of our friends at Texas Children’s!
-Andrew Johnson (Texans)

Really powerful work and an incredible “can do” spirit from Houston’s favorite bovine.  Also a powerful collection of photos that captured the efforts and the effect it had on the kids. Plus is our value-added membership site. It is a network to enhance the fan value of events.  Three times a month we gather for a hour long discussion on an industry topic with a special guest to share their insights. Leaders like Claire Czerniuk, Jonny Greco, John Franzone, Barry Anderson, Colleen Flynn, Jackie Maldonado, Todd Bosma, and Kari Norvell have discussed topics from dance teams to creating custom music. December calls feature Zoltan Berensci from the World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters and mascot prop call with Jeph Harris and more on the Plus Network.  Free One Month Trial is available now on PLUS.

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