Seating Chart


Rice-University of Houston Bayou Bucket Luncheon,
presented by H-E-B

noon, Wed., Sept. 6, 2023, R Room, Rice Stadium, University Avenue entrance, Gate 10

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.

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. We will be in the R Room at Rice Stadium. Enter Entrance No. 10 off of University Boulevard and park in that parking lot for free.

Table 1 -- Rice Athletics (10 seats)
Table 2 -- Rice Athletics (10)
Table 3 -- H-E-B (title sponsor)
Table 4 -- Houston Tents & Events (platinum sponsor)
Table 5 -- H Association (10)

Table 6 -- UH Alumni Association (10)
Table 7 -- Rice Extra Point Club (10)
Table 8 -- Rice Extra Point Club (10)
Table 9 -- Rice Extra Point Club (10)
Table 10 -- Rice Extra Point Club (10)

Table 11 -- Rice Athletics (10)
Table 12 -- Rice Extra Point Club (10)
Table 13 -- Touchdown Club Board (10)
Table 14 -- Matt Houge (2); Cathy Frank (1); Janet Farren (4); Jackson & Ryan (4)-11 seats
Table 15 -- Media (10)

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.