Helping Houston’s Homeless Youth

Event Details

About the Event

About the Event

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, enjoy a wonderful night of dinner and dancing at the Gala Celebration. Held at the beautiful Omni Houston Hotel, the Gala Celebration will host live and silent auctions featuring unique sports memorabilia, weekend stays at hotels across the country, dazzling jewelry, and tickets to the hottest sporting events in town. Feast on a gourmet meal prepared by Executive Chef Franklin Thompson and dance the night away to the smooth sounds of Reuben Rivera.

On Monday, March 26, 2018, hit the links for a fantastic round of golf at Sweetwater Country Club. Golfers will enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch and plenty of food and drinks during play. A celebrity golfer will join each team as a fifth member. Golfers can win $10,000 cash in the Putting Contest or a new car in the Hole in One Contest. The top three teams will win exciting prizes and the winning team will take home the coveted Championship Ring, generously donated by Michael Klein’s Fine Jewelry.

The 2018 Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic proudly benefits Covenant House Texas.

The 2018 Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic proudly benefits Covenant House Texas.

Covenant House Texas offers homeless and runaway youth a safe haven from the dangers of street life and abuse as well as provides them with the necessary skills, training, and emotional support to choose positive life alternatives and develop into self-sufficient adults.

Covenant House Texas opened its doors in 1983 to provide shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned youth ages 18 – 20. After more than 30 years of service, Covenant House Texas is still one of the only service providers in Texas of its type, offering an extensive continuum of care to the homeless youth population in Houston/Harris County. 


 

Hotel Info

Hotel Info

Guests attending the Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala Celebration are encouraged to stay at the Omni Houston Hotel. Discounted room rates are available from March 22-27, 2018. Reservations may be made calling 713-THE-OMNI or by booking online here. If making your reservation by phone, please request the Jacob Green Golf Classic room block to ensure you receive the discounted rate.

Room Block Rates

  • Deluxe rooms from $109/night
  • Premier rooms from $119/night
  • Galleria suites from $209/night

 

Omni Houston Hotel Dining and Amenities:

  • NOÉ GRILL
  • Café on the Green
  • The Black Swan Nightclub
  • Mokara Spa & Salon
  • Fitness Center and Pool
Covenant House Texas’ Mission

Covenant House Texas’ Mission

Covenant House Texas carries out this mission by offering an array of services including walk-in services, a crisis shelter, free medical care, comprehensive case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, educational and vocational training, life skills training, a transitional living program, a permanent housing program, spiritual guidance and counseling, street outreach services, a runaway prevention program, and an aftercare program. All services provided are completely free of charge. Every child is welcome, and no child ages 18-20 will be turned away.

Youth become homeless for a number of reasons. Many leave home after suffering years of severe physical or sexual abuse, strained familial relationships, and/or parental neglect. Others were forced out of the home by a parent or guardian. Others might have been released from juvenile detention centers or have aged out of foster care. Regardless of the reason, homeless and runaway youth face a gauntlet of dangers on the street. Covenant House Texas offers a safe, stable environment to help at-risk youth grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

About Jacob

Jacob Green was born in Pasadena, Texas January 21, 1957, to J.C. and Tommie Mae Green. Jacob was a Blue Chip All-State athlete at Kashmere High School in Houston and after graduation, signed with Texas A& M to play football under Coach Emory Bellard. Jacob earned three letters (1977-79) for the Texas Aggie football team.

Jacob was an All-American selection in 1979 and the MVP of the East-West game. He was a two-year captain at Texas A&M and was also SWC First Team for two years. He was named Most Outstanding Athlete his senior year.

Jacob was a first-round draft pick (10th overall) in the 1980 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. In his 13-year NFL career, Jacob played 12 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks, as #79, and one season for the San Francisco 49ers. Jacob had a stellar NFL career and is among the Seattle Seahawks’ Ring of Honor. He earned All-Pro honors in 1983 and 1984 and was a two-time Pro Bowler in 1986 and 1987.

Jacob was inducted into the Texas A&M Letterman’s Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in 2014. He was chosen as the 2014 SEC Football Legend and was honored at the 2014 SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta. Jacob was also inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in February 2016.

Jacob is currently the Vice President of Major Gifts and Endowments at the 12th Man Foundation at Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Janet, live in College Station. In addition to his work with the Jacob Green Charitable Foundation, Jacob enjoys mentoring student-athletes at Kashmere High School and Texas A&M.

Celebrity Players

Bucky Richardson

Bucky Richardson

Quarterback

Texas A&M University

All- Southwest Conference: 1991

Houston Oilers: 1992-1994

Dallas Cowboys: 1995

Kansas City Chiefs: 1996

 

Chick Harris

Chick Harris

Running Backs Coach

Buffalo Bills:  1981-1982

Seattle Seahawks: 1983-1991

Carolina Panthers: 1995-2001

Houston Texans: 2002-Present

Dana Batiste

Dana Batiste

Linebacker

Texas A&M University

Miami Dolphins: 1989

Ed “Too Tall” Jones

Ed “Too Tall” Jones

Defensive End

Tennessee State University

NFL Draft: 1974, #1 Pick

Dallas Cowboys: 1947-1978, 1980-1989

Pro Bowl:  1981-1983

Super Bowl XII Champion

Elvin Bethea

Elvin Bethea

Defensive End

North Carolina A&T

Houston Oilers: 1968-1983

Pro Bowl: 1969, 1971-1975, 1978, 1979

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee: 2003

North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: 2005

Johnny Hector

Johnny Hector

Running Back

Texas A&M University

New York Jets:  1983-1992

Keith Simpson

Keith Simpson

Defensive Back

Memphis State

Seattle Seahawks: 1978-1985

Kenny Hand

Kenny Hand

Associate Publisher, Texas Golf Media

Sports Columnist/Sports Talk Host: 1977-2011

Kenny Houston

Kenny Houston

Safety

Prairie View A&M

Houston Oilers: 1967-1972

Washington Redskins: 1973-1980

Pro Bowl: 1970-1979

NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

NFL 1970’s All-Decade Team

Washington Redskins Ring of Fame

Mark Clayton

Mark Clayton

University of Oklahoma

First Team All-American: 2003, 2004

First Team All-Big 12: 2003, 2004

Baltimore Ravens: 2005-2009

St. Louis Rams: 2010-2011

 

Mark Dennard

Mark Dennard

Center

Texas A&M University

First Team All-SWC: 1977

Miami Dolphins: 1978-1983

Philadelphia Eagles: 1984-1985

Cleveland Browns: 1986

 

Michael Merriweather

Michael Merriweather

Linebacker

University of the Pacific

Pittsburgh Steelers: 1982-1987

Minnesota Vikings: 1989-1992

New York Jets: 1993

Green Bay Packers: 1993

Pro Bowl: 1984-1986

All-Pro: 1984, 1985, 1987

Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: 2004

Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame Inductee: 2012

 

Nat Moore

Nat Moore

Wide Receiver

University of Florida

First Team All-SEC: 1972

Honorable Mention All-American: 1972

Miami Dolphins: 1974-1986

Pro Bowl: 1977

University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee: 1978

NFL Man of the Year: 1984

Miami Dolphins Honor Roll Inductee: 1999

R.C. Slocum

R.C. Slocum

Head Football Coach of Texas A&M University: 1989-2002

College Football Hall of Fame Inductee: 2012

Reggie McKenzie

Reggie McKenzie

Guard

University of Michigan

All-Big 10 Conference Team: 1970

Buffalo Bills: 1972-1982

Seattle Seahawks: 1983-1984

First Team All-NFL: 1973

Second Team All-NFL: 1974

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: 1994

College Football Hall of Fame Inductee: 2002

Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: 2016

Tank Marshall

Tank Marshall

Defensive End

Texas A&M University

First Team All-SWC: 1975, 1976

New York Jets: 1977

Terrence Murphy

Terrence Murphy

Wide Receiver

Texas A&M University

Sporting News All-American Team: 2001, 2003

Green Bay Packers: 2005

Vida Blue

Vida Blue

Pitcher

Oakland Athletics: 1969-1977

San Francisco Giants: 1978-1981

Kansas City Royals: 1982-1983

San Francisco Giants: 1985-1986

Cy Young Awardee: 1971

Major League Baseball MVP Awardee: 1971

Major League Baseball All-Star: 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981

World Series Champion: 1972-1974

Ed Biles

Ed Biles

Head Coach, Houston Oilers:

1981-1983

Dan Pastorini

Dan Pastorini

Quarterback

Santa Clara University

Houston Oilers: 1971-1979

Oakland Raiders: 1980

Los Angeles Rams: 1981

Philadelphia Eagles: 1982-1983

Super Bowl XV Champion

AFC Pro Bowl: 1975

Harold Bailey

Harold Bailey

Wide Receiver

Oklahoma State University

Houston Oilers: 1981-1982

Greg Hill

Greg Hill

Running Back

Texas A&M University

Second Team All-American: 1992

Kansas City Chiefs: 1994-1997

St. Louis Rams: 1998

Detroit Lions: 1999

Edd Hargett

Edd Hargett

Quarterback

Texas A&M University

New Orleans Saints: 1969-1972

Houston Oilers: 1973

Charlie Frazier

Charlie Frazier

Wide Receiver

Texas Southern University

Houston Oilers: 1962-1968

Boston Patriots: 1969-1970

Pro Bowl: 1966

Bubba Bean

Bubba Bean

Running Back

Texas A&M University

Atlanta Falcons: 1976, 1978-1979

Alan Heisser

Alan Heisser

Tight End

McNeese State

 

Beneficiary

 

Mission Statement

We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.

 

Vision Statement

Covenant House will continue to fulfill its mission by providing shelter and services to children and youth who are homeless or at great risk. In the spirit of open intake, services will be offered to all youth who seek help, with a priority of concern and commitment to those for whom no other service is available. We will make every effort to reunite kids with their families. We will collaborate with community agencies and associates, and actively participate in community efforts to improve the condition of families and children. We will advocate with and on behalf of youth to raise awareness in the community about their suffering. Our mission is based on faith and the belief that all children and youth have a right to love, respect and genuine concern. Our individual and shared spiritualities will permeate all of our activities.

Covenant House Texas is governed by five basic principles:

  • Communication
  • Immediacy
  • Sanctuary
  • Structure
  • Choice

FY2016 Stats:

  • 16,353 telephone inquiries were made to Covenant House Texas to find out more about available services
  • 458 total unduplicated youth stayed in the Crisis Shelter
  • 63,315 meals were served
  • 2,693 clinic visits were recorded
  • 582 mental health counseling sessions were provided
  • 500 psychiatrist sessions were provided
  • 505 therapist sessions were provided
  • 7,162 youths were contacted by the Street Outreach team
  • 100 youths obtained employment

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