Houston Texans players, coaches and executives teed off to raise money for charity.
The 17th annual Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic presented by BMW took place at Shadow Hawk Golf Club on Monday, raising over $365,000.
“17th annual golf tournament for us - it really was a brainchild of (Texans Founder) Bob McNair and (Texans Limited Partner) Philip Burguières,” Texans president Jamey Rootes said. “Unfortunately, they’ve both passed but in their honor, we continue to work hard to make this the best tournament in the city of Houston, raises a tremendous amount of money, does a lot of good for our community and so we are very proud of how far it’s come and the best is yet to come.”
Chairman and CEO Cal McNair, head coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Brian Gaine all participated in the golf tournament, which has raised over $32 million since its inception in 2002.
“The money that is raised from this and all the things that the McNairs do for the community, Champions for Youth which is a big deal here today, is fantastic,” O’Brien said. “I’ve said that over and over again. I think the impact that Janice McNair, Cal McNair, Hannah McNair have on the community of Houston is fantastic.”
The Houston Texans Foundation supports the Houston Texans YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and the Houston Food Bank.