It was the Rockets' first game at Toyota Center since a gunman killed 10 people at the school. The school sent a letter stating, "It is our hope at Santa Fe High School that this will provide our graduating seniors with an evening to gather with friends who have reached the milestone of graduating together".
As they said they were planning to, the Houston Rockets honored Santa Fe High School before Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. "Thank you for being here with all of us", Travis added before going on to scream "Lets go Rockets".
Santa Fe student Megan McGuire to lawmakers: "My thought is that if you do not do something, you do not have a prayer of being elected".
The Rockets organization held a special ceremony to honor all of the students and faculty who lost their lives in the tragic mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.
"We just wanted to step up", Fertitta told the Houston Chronicle. We so think about the loss that happened last week, and we're just here to support ya'll. Usually, a made free throw earns $5,000 to the shooter's charity of choice and a miss $1,000, but the owner pledged the full amount regardless of how Blundell fared, per ESPN. The Houston Astros will donate proceeds from a nightly raffle to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund. Thursday was Houston's first home game since the shooting.
The Rockets came through with another close win Thursday, and they are now just one victory away from a surprising series win over the Warriors and a trip to the NBA Finals. But your heart goes out to them, and it puts you back in reality really quick.