Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2017 College Football Insider Luncheon! We look forward to an exciting year of college football!


About the 2017 College Football Insider Luncheon:

This year’s College Football Insider Luncheon featured a star-studded group of local celebrities and former college football stars headlined by Chairman of the College Football Playoff Committee and Director of Athletics at Texas Tech University, Kirby Hocutt. We’ve worked over the past 10+ years to establish two marquee match-ups in college football for Houston with the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and the Texas Bowl. These events, created in partnership with ESPN and anchored by the SEC and Big 12 Conferences, put a tremendous spotlight on our great city to millions watching on ESPN annually. These events bring thousands of fans into our community’s hotels, shops and restaurants, creating nearly $100 million combined in local economic impact annually. They also benefit one of Houston’s oldest children’s’ charities, DePelchin Children’s Center, which to date has received over $1.2 million in financial support from the Bowl since 2006. The College Football Insider Luncheon provides a behind-the-scenes perspective on the current state of these events and college football as a whole while providing an understanding of our efforts to continue to solidify Houston’s place as a premier destination for college football events.

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