Seating Chart


LSU Luncheon, presented by the Fairbairn Foundation

Noon, Tues., May 2, 2023, Omni-Galleria

We will have a Food Drive to benefit the Houston Food Bank, so please feel free to bring canned goods and non-perishables.

Proceed to your table, as there is no need to check in. If you have not prepaid, there is a will-call table at the event where you can pay for your seats. All tables are 10 seats each.

Student honorees will sit at the head table, which for this event will be Tables One, Two and Three on the front row. We ask all honorees to wear a coat and tie.

We use assigned seating. All tables have a sign with your name and/or your entity’s name, how many seats you have at your table, and the table number. Please know that if you order a seat, we need you to pay for it or we will lose money.

All tables area 10 seats each.

Table 1 -- LSU TAF-Football Staff (10 seats)
Table 2 -- Ces Guerra (silver)
Table 3 -- Jim Fairbairn (title sponsor)
Table 4 -- Thomas Hebert (silver)
Table 5 -- LSU Houston Alumni (10 seats)

Table 6 -- Jonathan Villa (10)
Table 7 -- Steve Palmerton (2); Allison Jourdan-McCarthy (2); Kim Comeaux (2); Nolan Daigle (1); Russell Evans (1)
Table 8 -- Tracey Dowdell (10)
Table 9 -- Paul Katz (10)
Table 10 -- Joseph Zanca (2); Tom Doonan (2); Butch Caligari (6)

Table 11 -- Janet Farren (2); David Kelly (2); Charles Dickson (1); Mikel Nicks (1); Patrick McCarthy (2); Frank Nadolney (1); Donald Walter (1)
Table 12 -- Dennis Shaffer (10)
Table 13 -- Touchdown Club
Table 14 -- Touchdown Club
Table 15 -- Ryan Savoic (10)

Table 16 --
Table 17 --
Table 18 --
Table 19 --
Table 20 -- Media
The Touchdown Club is non-denominational, in that we don’t solely support one team. Our purpose is to assist kids in Greater Houston. Please check our website for updates to our future events. The best way to help us is to attend our events.

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about our events:

PARKING : Parking is free at the Bayou City Event Center. There is a fee at the Omni-Galleria

DRESS : Dress is business to business casual. If you get cold easily, then be sure to bring a jacket for the event as the room will be about 72-74 degrees.

FOOD : Meals will be served to all who purchase seats. The caterer also provides gluten-free and other types of meals upon request.

TICKETS : More tickets are available by e-mail at, or by phone call to the TD Club’s Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860. There will be 10 seats available for people who walk up to the event without paying in advance.

SEATING CHART : We have a seating chart you can view at Once on the home page, click where it says “seating chart.” Proceed straight to your table if you already have tickets. There is no need to check in as this slows down the process. We use assigned seating. All tables will have a table sign  with your name on it, and how many seats you have at that table, as well as the table number. All tables are 10 seats each.

We have put more than $250,000 worth of weights and weight equipment into 47 Greater Houston high schools since 2002.

We have awarded approximately $225,000 in scholarships to approximately 315 kids since 2000.

We have teamed up with the Houston Texans to distribute excess cleats and tennis shoes to needy area high schools since 2009. The Texans and NRG Energy Foundation also underwrote our Weight Room Program in 2020.

We teamed up with event founders Phil Camp and counselor Coby Rhoden, as well as HISD and the Houston Texans, for a Senior Showcase college tryout at the Texans’ Methodist Practice Facility. More than 1,400 high school youths have landed approximately $140 million in scholarship and grant offers from NAIA, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools since 2011 from the highly successful event.