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COMMUNITY

Community Outreach

Dedicated to serving the local Houston community.

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy for a distinctively Texan charity. The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is proud to be aligned with DePelchin Children’s Center as the game’s charitable beneficiary. DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for foster care and adoption services.

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Community Initiatives

Connect with Houston through the
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.

Gridiron Legends

Gridiron Legends

Celebrate the epic players of football lore
The Gridiron Legends program honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the game of football in the state of Texas, either at the high school, collegiate or professional level.

Gridiron Legends
ON FIELD AT NRG
Friday 12/27   8 PM
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Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament

Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament

Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors
The Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors provides a rare opportunity to golf with some of the most notable names in Texas sports history at the storied Champions Golf Club.

Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament
CHAMPIONS GOLF CLUB
Monday 10/21   12 PM
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Mr. Texas Football

Mr. Texas Football

Presented by Wells Fargo
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, along with Wells Fargo and the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl, is proud to present the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year award. Congratulations to Landry Gilpin!

Mr. Texas Football
NRG Stadium
Thursday 12/27   8 PM
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Day at the Museum

Day at the Museum

Presented by DePelchin Children’s Center
Both Texas Bowl teams have a fun-filled morning with children from DePelchin Children’s Center participating in a scavenger hunt at the Children’s Museum of Houston during Bowl Week.

Day at the Museum
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
Sunday 12/23   8 AM
Team Luncheon

Team Luncheon

Presented by CenterPoint Energy
The 2018 Team Luncheon presented by CenterPoint Energy took place at the Westin Galleria December 26th. Guests spent an afternoon with Baylor and Vandderbilt players and coaches as well as Texas football legends.

Team Luncheon
Westin Galleria
Wednesday 12/26   12 PM
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Rodeo Bowl

Rodeo Bowl

Presented by Wells Fargo
Hailed as “unassailably the best bowl week diversion” by Sports Illustrated, the Rodeo Bowl is one of the most famous bowl week events in the country. Every year, both teams enjoy an evening of various rodeo themed shenanigans.

Rodeo Bowl
NRG Stadium
Saturday 12/22   5 PM
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Bowl Buddies presented by Aramark

Bowl Buddies presented by Aramark

Big 12 vs. SEC Competition
Help make memories that will last a lifetime! Every $25 donated sends a child to the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. The top Big 12 or SEC school to raise money will receive a prize at the end of the year!

Bowl Buddies presented by Aramark
NRG Stadium
Thursday 12/27   8 PM
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Bowl Backers

Bowl Backers

Become a Texas Bowl Supporter
It’s your chance to support the game! Become a proud Bowl Backer for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. Contact Derek Beeman by phone at 832-667-2210 or send us an email for more details.

Bowl Backers
NRG Stadium
Thursday 12/27   8 PM
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Volunteer opportunities

Be part of the Texas Bowl game! Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities with the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Board of Directors

Committee chairs, advisory board and board of directors.

June Deadrick

June Deadrick, Chair

CenterPoint Energy

Director of Government Affairs

Billy Burge

Philamena Baird

Houston Philanthropist

John C. Bass

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Managing Director

Brenda Bazan

Houston First Corporation

President & CEO

Denis Braham

Denis Braham

Winstead PC
Chairman Emeritus & Attorney at Law

Billy Burge

Billy Burge

Ayrshire
President

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janis burke

Harris County-Houston Sports Authority
CEO

Larry Catuzzi

Larry Catuzzi

Financial Security
Director

Edgar Colon

Edgar Colon

Colon Law Firm
Attorney at Law

Edgar Colon

Joel Cowley

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
President and CEO

Pete DeLongchamps

Pete DeLongchamps

Group 1 Automotive
Vice President

Pete Derzis

Pete Derzis

ESPN Regional Television
Senior VP and General Manager

Don Faust, Jr.

don faust, jr.

Faust Distributing
CEO

Sarah Frazier

Entercom
Senior Vice President/General Manager

Kenny Friedman

J. Kent Friedman

Morae Legal
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Chris Hanslik - Resized

chris hanslik

Boyar Miller
Chairman

Jay Graham

Jay Graham

Spur Energy Partners
Chairman & CEO

John Heidtke

Jon Heidtke

Learfield Sports
SVP, Strategic Business Partners

Don Henderson

Don Henderson

DJH Consulting, LLC
President

Rob Hungate

Rob Hungate

Blue Bell Creameries

Denis Braham

Joe Karlgaard

Rice University
Director of Athletics

Tom Lamb

tom lamb

Academy Sports + Outdoors
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Levias Jerry

Jerry Levias

Harris County CPS
Board of Directors

Bob Moses

Bob Moses

Black Jack Resources
Chairman

Mike Perrin

Winstead PC

Chris Pezman

University of Houston
Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

Jamey Rootes

Jamey Rootes

Houston Texans
President

Don Sanders

Don Sanders

Sanders Morris Harris
Vice Chairman

Stephanie Sherrodd

Stephanie Sherrodd

TDECU
President and CEO

Suzie Thomas

Suzie Thomas

Houston Texans
Executive VP, General Counsel and Chief Admin Office

 

Board members emeritus

Paul Barbetta, Chris Del Conte, Rob Graf, John Huff, Mack Rhoades, Robert Smith, Jack Sweeney, Gio Tomasini, Steve Trent, Skip Wagner, Andre Ware, Bob Harvey, Mike Waterman and Hunter Yurachek.

Committee Chairs

  • Ambassadors - Bill Scott
  • Band & Spirit - Lamar Burkhalter
  • DePelchin - Brenna Croom & Lisa Garces
  • Family - Nicole Morgan
  • Gameday - Thomas Martinez
  • Golf Chair – Pete DeLongchamps
  • Gridiron Legends Chair – Rob Lynch
  • Hospitality - Chris Vaughan
  • Hotel Logistics, Hyatt Regency Downtown – Shea Ashley, Liz Garcia & Trishia Marrero
  • Hotel Logistics, Westin Galleria – John Oakley & John Nguyen
  • Officials - Joel Wetzel
  • Spouses – Judith Logsdon
  • Team Hosts, Hyatt Regency Downtown – Ewart Jones Jr. & Kenedy Hughes
  • Team Hosts, Westin Galleria – Jarrett Dilliard & Shavonnah Schreiber
  • Team Luncheon  Sarah Frazier 
  • Transportation – Les Haulbrook

Sponsors

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year!

CORNERSTONE SPONSORS

Academy Sports + Outdoors
Allstate
Hyatt Regency
Karbach Brewing
PrimeSport
Sports Radio 610
Toyota
Visit Houston
Wells Fargo
The Westin

ALL SPONSORS

ABC 13
Adidas
Aramark
Atiwa
Aztec
BearBryant
BB's
Billiard Factory
Cheribundi
Chick-fil-a
Children's Museum of Houston
Chipotle2018
Cordua
Demeris Bar-B-Q
DePelchin
Dollar General 2018
DoubleTree Houston by the Galleria
Embassy Suites
Flemings
FBA2018
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Geico
Goode Co.
Greenberg Traurig
Greensheet Media
Health Museum
H-E-B Tailgate Headquarters
Hotel Zaza
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
iHeart Radio
JW Marriott Houston
Kendra Scott
KHOU 11
Kolache Factory
Marriott Houston Airport at George Bush Intercontinental
NFF 2018
Omni Hotel
Outfront media
Outfront media
Panera Bread
Papa John's
Pluckers
PSAV
Ragin' Cajun
Rudy's Bar-B-Q
SERVPRO
Shipley Do-nuts
Shipley Do-nuts
Sierra Stage Coach
SWPP
Texas Football
TDECU
The Rustic 2018
TDECU
USAFB 2018
Univision
Univision
Vype
Whataburger
YMCA

Sponsorship opportunities

Contact David Fletcher, General Manager of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment at david.fletcher@houstontexans.com or 832.667.2146.