Houston Dash to honor Texas shooting victims with jersey patch

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The Houston Dash will join Houston Dynamo FC, Austin FC and FC Dallas in honoring the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Dash players will wear a remembrance patch on their jerseys during their home match against the North Carolina Courage on Sunday.

In addition to the patch, the organizations behind the clubs are donating funds to the Robb Elementary School Memorial Fund created at First State Bank of Uvalde, with fans invited to contribute to the fund at FSBUvalde.com.

“For all of us, the horrific scenes in Uvalde are the latest example of an ongoing problem facing our country. However, for the loved ones of the children and teachers who lost their lives on Tuesday, it was a singular tragedy that will be felt for a lifetime,” said Houston Dynamo FC and Houston Dash majority owner Ted Segal. “Our club stands with our counterparts in Austin and Dallas in an effort to offer some measure of comfort to the families, survivors and the entire Uvalde community. Beyond the efforts of our soccer clubs, we urge our elected officials to take meaningful action to honor the lives needlessly lost in Uvalde and in preventable shootings across the United States.”