Houston Rockets owner offers free tickets to Santa Fe High seniors

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, from left, sits on the bench with center Clint Capela and center Nene Hilario during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finalsagainst the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

HOUSTON (KXAN) — The owner of the Houston Rockets is offering free tickets to Thursday night’s Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors to seniors at Santa Fe High School. 

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, a Galveston County native, says, “I have roots in Galveston County. Everybody knows that. I played on that football field before in Santa Fe.”

Fertitta said they have 300 tickets to give away to the seniors who want to attend. Food and transportation will also be provided. 

KPRC reports the seniors were notified of the gesture Tuesday. 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.” 

KPRC also reports the Rockets will honor Santa Fe High School with a tribute on the court. The team will also wear a ribbon on their jerseys to honor the school and victims killed in the shooting. 

Ten people were killed and 13 injured on Friday, March 18 when a gunman opened fire in the school.

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