Month: January 2024

Texas Bowl gives DePelchin kids unique experience

Hundreds of children served by DePelchin programs interacted with student athletes and got to watch two of the most storied programs in college football compete during December’s TaxACT Texas Bowl.


DePelchin has been the Texas Bowl’s official charitable beneficiary since 2006, and during that time the game has donated more than $2 million in funding to DePelchin, as well as millions of dollars in promotional support and publicity.


Each year, children who are involved with DePelchin through foster care, adoption, and other programs get to visit with the teams in the days leading up to the game. This year, children and families got to meet players from the Texas A&M Aggies and the Oklahoma State Cowboys.


The Texas Bowl also donated tickets for DePelchin families to attend for free when the Aggies and Cowboys played on December 27. Oklahoma State won the game 31-23.


The partnership between DePelchin and the Texas Bowl goes well beyond the annual game. The Bowl also raises funds for DePelchin through its annual Gridiron Legends golf tournament. Each year, the golf tournament introduces new supporters to the services DePelchin provides — as well as the ongoing need for those services.


DePelchin is grateful for the partnership of the TaxACT Texas Bowl and its participating football teams, as well as all who help make the bowl experience memorable for children and families in our programs.