Sure, it's not a parade or a gathering at Toyota Center, and it's doubtful that any of the players or staff will be attending, but...the City of Houston and the Anti-Defamation League will be honoring the Houston Aeros along with 39 other Houston-area organizations for participating in the Anti-Defamation League's Community of Respect Initiative.
The Aeros are the lone Houston-area sports team being honored.
To become part of the initiative, the Aeros had to submit a form of intent, create a diversity coalition and/or appoint a person to oversee the implementation of the initiative, sign the Resolution of Respect pledge or create one of their own, implement at least three anti-bias/diversity activities, and document completion of those activities and send that documentation to the Anti-Defamation League for approval.
I know this isn't really sports related. And it's not really honoring the Aeros for their on-ice play. But I just thought I would note a sports team that is actually being honored for performing a good service, and unlike some of Houston's other sports teams (I'm talking to you Astros) doesn't go out of its way to point out what a great citizen or trumpet what a great charitable organization it is.
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