Top Gun Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament
Proceeds benefit the USNA Alumni Assoc., Tx Gulf Coast Foundation
Each summer, for the past six years, the TxGC Foundation has partnered with Houston Sports & Social Club, Wakefield Crowbar, and Combined Arms to raise money for the TxGC Foundation and other Veteran Service Organizations.
The TxGC Foundation benefits from your generosity. Please, consider making a tax deductible donation. Annually, the TxGC Foundation’s Buckingham ’69 Scholarship helps support the Naval Academy Admissions department in sending area high school students to the Naval Academy’s STEM and Summer Seminar Programs. The TxGC Foundation is proud to have provided several years of full or partial tuition assistance, and even sometimes airfare, for those students where financial assistance makes a significant difference. In January, each year, the TxGC Foundation awards the Smith-McCool Sword to the Midshipment from the Chapter area, with the highest order-of-merit, going into their First Class year. The sword, is named after astronaut Michael Smith ’67, who was lost in the Challenger disaster, and astronaut William McCool ’83, who was lost int he Columbia disaster. Additionally, since 2014, the TxGC Foundation has annually hosted a Top Gun, volleyball themed, family benefit that has raised several thousand dollars for Houston area Veteran organizations. Benefactors in the past have included USO Houston, Team Red White & Blue, and Lone Star Veterans Association.