Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas
This annual event held at the beginning of the season provides sponsors and fans who donate to the Houston Texans Foundation with the exclusive opportunity to dine with the team. Each guest is seated at a table with a Texans player, enjoying lunch and listening to special remarks from Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair, head coach Bill O’Brien, and several Texans players. At 2015’s luncheon, tackle Duane Brown was honored as the Spirit of the Bull Award winner for his community work and charitable efforts off the field. All told, 680 guests attended the luncheon at the Hilton Americas, raising $240,000 for the Houston Texans Foundation.
Running of the Bulls presented by H-E-B
In 2015, the Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk raised more than $200,000 for the Houston Texans Foundation and Houston Methodist. Fifty-five hundred fans came out to participate in this event, which finished on the floor of NRG Stadium. The younger fans were able to join in as well, as 500 children ran in the sold-out TORO’s Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital.
Taste of the Texans presented by Sysco
In 2015, for the seventh year in a row, the Taste of the Texans event was held at NRG Stadium. More than 800 guests sampled dishes from 25 of Houston’s top restaurants while mingling with Texans players, Lady Texans, and team Ambassadors. This year a record $350,000 was raised to benefit the Houston Texans Foundation, the Houston Food Bank, and Houston Methodist.
Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic presented by BMW
The annual Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to mingle with Texans players, coaches, Cheerleaders, and executives. Each foursome is paired with a Texans celebrity for eighteen holes at the beautiful River Oaks Country Club. The event is preceded by the Texans Insider Dinner, where sponsors are able to enjoy dinner while hearing remarks from Texans players, coaches, and the general manager. At the 2016 event, more than $390,000 was raised to benefit the Houston Texans Foundation.
In 2015, nearly $200,000 was raised from silent auctions held at home games, fundraising events, and on NFLAuction.com. Auction items included Houston Texans autographed memorabilia as well as unique Texans experiences and trips.
Houston Texans Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar
The 2015–2016 Houston Texans Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar made a big splash for the Houston Texans Foundation. All proceeds were given to the foundation, totaling $65,000. Shot in Puerto Rico, the calendar was sold online and in the Go Texans Store at NRG Stadium.
The Houston Texans Cookbook
The Houston Texans gave fans a taste of their favorite dishes with the Houston Texans Cookbook, released in 2015. The book features recipes perfect for Texans tailgates and family gatherings straight from the kitchens of Texans players and their Lady Texans, coaches, and the Houston Texans family. Proceeds benefit the Houston Texans Foundation.