Houston Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

Houston Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

Houston Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

The Houston Rockets honored the victims and survivors of the deadly Santa Fe High School shooting during Thursday's Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

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The shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas occurred on May 18, when 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire on his classmates and teachers, killing eight students and two teachers.

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The school's seniors and administrators were invited to attend the game for free, the Santa Fe High School choir sang the national anthem, and the Rockets wore a school patch on their jerseys during the game.

Fertitta gave over 400 hundred tickets to Thursday's game to Santa Fe seniors, as well as to school staffers and first responders. The Rockets also will honor first responders on the court.

Timberlake donned a "Santa Fe Strong" shirt at his concert Wednesday night.

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The Houston Rockets will host a Game 6 viewing party Saturday at the Toyota Center. To think that these kids, their last week in high school, what they had to remember, we're going to do whatever we can do to take that memory and make it a little more special.

"To the Santa Fe seniors, to the awesome officers, to the principals, we love you", he told the crowd. "We're just trying to get back to normalcy". "We just wanted to step up. We just can't go on".

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