We met the team president Willie Holmes of Mainland Express Youth Football and Drill and some of the great kids that play on the teams at our Memorial Day event Honoring our Military Heroes. Mainland Express provides a chance to play, learn, and grow for over 130 kids aged 5-12 years old in the Texas City-La Marque area. Following the recent flooding we reached out the them and were heartbroken to learn that they were suffering. Many of the kid’s families were impacted with some unable to even return to their homes.
The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey has impacted so many of our communities. Our local kids are especially vulnerable to the impacts of Harvey as families face the challenges of rebuilding their lives. AUA believes it is crucial to support these kids so they feel safe in their community and continue to thrive. This year, Mainland Express allowed every child to participate at no cost which put a strain on the organization’s finances. While many fundraisers have been held to accommodate the team costs, it’s been a rough year, and they are still $600 short of purchasing uniforms for the new season and need our help!
Here’s how you can donate to this wonderful organization that teaches and encourages our local kids:
- Send digital dough
- IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE CASH APP – you can make a FREE $10 donation by signing up today!
- Send donations to $AUAVolunteers
- Send a check directly
- Mainland Express Youth Football
- 7506 Canary Cir, Texas City TX, 77591
Please specify donations are for Mainland Express Uniform Donation Drive
Thank you! Any amount, great or small, is so deeply appreciated!
Other ways to help support Mainland Express:
- CAR WASH!
- The kids will be out washing cars to raise money
- Saturday, September 9/16 9am-2pm
- Advanced Auto Parts, Texas City, 3516 Palmer Hwy, Texas City, TX 77590
- Casino Night
- Saturday, September 9/23 7pm
- Tickets are $20
- Contact Willie Holmes for more information: (409) 771-0261
Throughout September we will be looking for more ways to help support Mainland Express so stay tuned!
About Mainland Express Youth Football and Drill
The team – originally the Twin Cities Rams – was formed in 1970 by a local group of young men who loved football and wanted the opportunity for all young boys to have a chance to play football, regardless of financial means. At the time, many local children could not afford to play little league football. In fact, most didn’t even know youth organizations were available.