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Texas Bowl.

Mercari Texas Bowl Online Auction

Mercari Texas Bowl Online Auction

Help support DePelchin Children's Center and check out the amazing items from football legends in the Mercari Texas Bowl Online Auction presented by H-E-B! Bid before the auction closes on Sunday, January 3!

Mercari Texas Bowl Online Auction
Virtual
Bidding ends 1/3
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Mr. Texas Football

Mr. Texas Football

Mr. Texas Football
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football in conjunction with the Texas Bowl, is proud to present the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year award to the most deserving high schooler in the state of Texas. Vote for this week's Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week!

Mr. Texas Football
NRG Stadium
December TBD
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Bowl Backers

Bowl Backers

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

Bowl Backers
NRG Stadium
Tuesday 12/31   7 PM
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Kendra Scott Give Back Event

Kendra Scott Give Back Event

Kendra Scott Gives Back!
The 2020 Kendra Scott Giveback Day was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who purchased jewelry to help support DePelchin Children's Center!

Kendra Scott Give Back Event
Kendra Scott
Oct 18-19, 2020
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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
December TBD
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Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament

Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament

Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament
The 2020 Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament hosted a record-breaking number of teams in support of DePelchin Children's Center.

Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament
CHAMPIONS GOLF CLUB
October 19, 2020
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Rodeo Bowl

Rodeo Bowl


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
TBD
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Volunteer opportunities

Be part of the Mercari Texas Bowl game! Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities with the 2020 Mercari Texas Bowl.

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Board of Directors

Committee chairs, advisory board and board of directors.

Pete DeLongchamps

Pete DeLongchamps, CHAIR

Group 1 Automotive
Senior Vice President

Billy Burge

Philamena Baird

Houston Philanthropist

John C. Bass

John C. Bass

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Managing Director

Brenda Bazan

Brenda Bazan

 

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

June Deadrick

June Deadrick

CenterPoint Energy

Director of Government Affairs

Pete Derzis

Pete Derzis

ESPN Regional Television
Senior VP and General Manager

Jim Fairbairn

jIM FAIRBAIRN

Doris Engineering
President

Don Faust, Jr.

don faust, jr.

Faust Distributing
CEO

Sarah Frazier

Sarah Frazier

Entercom
Senior Vice President/General Manager

J. Kent Friedman

J. Kent Friedman

Morae Legal
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Jay Graham

Jay Graham

Spur Energy Partners
Chairman & CEO

Chris Hanslik

chris hanslik

Boyar Miller
Chairman

Michael Heckman

michael heckman

Houston First
President & Chief Executive Officer

John Heidtke

Jon Heidtke

Learfield Sports
SVP, Strategic Business Partners

Jarvis Hollingsworth

Jarvis Hollingsworth

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
General Counsel

Rob Hungate

Rob Hungate

Blue Bell Creameries

Hap Hunnicutt

hap hunnicutt

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 
President, Equity Development

Korsh Jafarnia

Korsh Jafarnia

Houston Methodist

Orthopedic Surgeon

Joe Karlgaard

Joe Karlgaard

Rice University
Director of Athletics

Jerry Levias

Jerry Levias

Harris County CPS
Board of Directors

John Martin

JOHN MARTIN

Austin Commercial
Vice President of Houston

Bob Moses

Bob Moses

Black Jack Resources
Chairman

Lila Ontiveros

lILA oNTIVEROS

Palantir Technologies
Co-head Texas Sales

Mike Perrin

Mike Perrin

Winstead PC

Chris Pezman

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, Joel Cowley, Rob Graf, Don Henderson, 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

  • Trophy: Bill Scott
  • Bands: Lamar Burkhalter
  • Family: Nicole Morgan
  • Gameday: Thomas Martinez
  • Gridiron Legends: Robert Lynch
  • Hotels (Westin): John Nguyen
  • Hotels (Hilton): Jason Monroe
  • Officials: Joel Wetzel
  • Spouses: Judith Logsdon
  • Hospitality: Les Haulbrook
  • DePelchin: Lisa Garces, Brenna Croom, Adam Supgul

SUB-COMMITTEE TEAM CAPTAINS

  • Customer Service (Westin): Shone Evans
  • Customer Service (Hilton): Ewart Jones Jr., Kenedy Hughes
  • Transportation (Volunteers): Sarah Evans
  • Transportation (Vehicles): David McCarl

Sponsors

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year!

CORNERSTONE SPONSORS

Sponsorship opportunities

Contact Bailey Spiers, Coporate Development Account Executive of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment at bailey.spiers@houstontexans.com or 832.667.2015.