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Holiday Cheer

Rockets players pay visit to Ronald McDonald House as part of our Season of Giving presented by ZTE

HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets immersed themselves in the holiday spirit Monday evening, paying a special visit to the Ronald McDonald House as part of the NBA's Season of Giving.

RMH's Holcombe House is dedicated to housing families whose children are being treated for cancer and other critical illnesses at a member institution within the Texas Medical Center.

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for these families, which is why the Rockets have made an effort to pitch in by providing gifts to their children.

Ronald McDonald House

On the day, more than 50 children received wrapped presents from players Chandler Parsons, Greg Smith, Omri Casspi and Donatas Motiejunas. "We're just happy to hang out with you guys and help you take your minds off of what you are going through," Parsons said to kick off the event.

After distributing everything from stuffed animals to Batman masks, the players moved into the dining area to continue treating the families on hand to some holiday cheer. With the help of Clutch the Rockets Bear and the Rockets Power Dancers, each family member in attendance received a cup of Menchie's frozen yogurt and a McDonald's Happy Meal for the kids.

Monday's event is just one of many that the Rockets Give Back program has held as part of a season-long effort to make a positive difference in the community.

For more information about the Ronald McDonald House of Houston please visit rmhhouston.org