Top Gun Benefit

TxGC Foundation’s Top Gun Annual Benefit

In 2014, the US Naval Academy Alumni Association, Texas Gulf Coast (TxGC) Foundation, established a new tradition in the Houston area.  The Top Gun Annual Benefit has become a noteworthy event that has integrated the community members at large with the local veteran population.  The proceeds go to two handpicked, local veterans service organizations (VSOs), selected each year, in addition to a portion going to the TxGC Foundation.  For 2018, the two primary VSOs are Team Rubicon and USO Houston.  These organizations effectively enrich the lives of their members and communities.  Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.  During Harvey, Team Rubicon was intricate in serving the community at-large, quickly and effectively.  USO Houston continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so that the service member can focus on their mission, serving their country.  The TxGC Foundation supports the mission of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in developing young men and women into our nations future Naval Officers.

Over 800 people have experienced the beach volleyball, Kenny Loggins music, games, fun, food, and camaraderie that the Top Gun Benefit provides while raising, over the past three years, over $20,000 for local veteran charities, enabling them to continue their missions.  With your support, the Top Gun Annual Benefit will continue to surpass each previous year’s numbers.

Donations for the 2019 event are already welcome.  Think about donating to the USNAAA TxGC Foudnation, a 501c3 organization, and indicate that your tax-
deductible donation is for Top Gun 2019. 

2018 Results

  • Online revenue: $510
  • Door revenue: $165
  • Volleyball revenue: $2,000
  • Auction revenue: $1,600
  • Donations: $1,810
  • Sponsors: $2,000
  • Total Revenue: $8,085
  • Expenses: ($47.31)
  • Net Profit: $8,037.69
    • Funds contributed to benefactors
      • UNSAAA TxGC Foundation (50%): $4,018.85
      • USO Houston (25%): $2,009.42
      • Team Rubicon (25%): $2,009.42

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

  • Houston Sports & Social Club
  • Wakefield Crowbar
  • Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry

2017 Results

  • Online revenue: $474
  • Door revenue: $1,291
  • Volleyball revenue: $2,000
  • Auction revenue: $7,135
  • Donations: $889
  • Sponsors: $4,750
  • Total revenue: $16,539
  • Expenses: ($1,539)
  • Net profit: $15,000
    • Funds contributed to benefactors
      • USNAAA TxGC Foundation (50%): $7,500
      • Lone Star Veterans Assoc. (25%): $3,750
      • Team Red, White, & Blue (25%): $3,750

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

  • ALF Technical Services
  • Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry
  • Turbo Realty
  • Enchanted Rock Technology. Energy.
  • Urquhart Law Firm, PLLC
  • Southland Hardware

Thank you to our 2017 Partners & Organizers

  • Houston Sports & Social Club
  • Wakefield Crowbar
  • Lamont Branding
  • 93Q The Bull
  • The Eagle, 103.5 – 107.5
  • Chris Black USNA ’07
  • Michael Vlachakis USNA ’02
  • Georgina Biehl, Team RWB
  • Team Red White & Blue
  • Lone Star Veterans Assoc.
  • Mark Muhs ’65
  • Ed Klein USNA ’71
  • Jarred Sprunk USNA ’06