HOUSTON - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced today that Robert McNair, Chairman and CEO of the Houston Texans, has been selected as the 2005 recipient of the President George H. W. Bush Community Impact Award.
This national award is presented to an outstanding leader who impacts society as a positive role model through a commitment to community service, Christian leadership and athletic achievement. Past recipients include Congressman J. C. Watts, Jr., former Dallas Cowboys football coach Tom Landry, Hall of Fame Golfer Betsy King, and Four-Time Olympian and Gold Medalist in Track and Field Madeline Manning Mims.
The evening banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the Hilton Americas. President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Bush are scheduled to introduce Mr. McNair. A number of key business, athletic, and political leaders are scheduled to attend, including local dignitaries Olympic gold medallist Mary Lou Retton, former Houston Oiler Doug Dawson, and voice of the Houston Texans Mark Vandermeer, who will serve as the evening's host. Music will be provided by the Rob Landes Trio and Christian recording artist Al Denson.
This year the Houston Texans Foundation has teamed with the FCA to share in the fund-raiser. "This is our fifth award to be presented, and with the support of the Houston Texans Foundation, the President, and Mr. McNair, we look forward to a wonderful event, with something for everyone, from silent auction to a live auction, inspiring testimonials, and the celebration of Mr. McNair topping off the evening. It's clearly an event you don't want to miss," Donald W. Sapaugh, Event Chairman said.