Missouri City resident and Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea said he was excited to reconnect with other former players, both at the city-sponsored events and at private fundraisers for the Hall of Fame Players Foundation on Feb. 3-4.
“It will be a lot of meet-and-greet of players meeting each other, seeing each other [who] haven’t seen each other for a long time,” he said. “It’ll be a fun time.”
Bethea, 70, played for the Houston Oilers from 1968 to 1983 and played 210 games in Houston. He has lived in Missouri City for 21 years and said he enjoys the small city atmosphere. He expected people would be excited to meet football heavyweights up close while giving back to the city.
“That’s key to me,” he said. “I like just giving back to the people that have watched me play the game I love.”
Both events will be held Feb. 5 at 2880 La Quinta Drive, Missouri City. Tickets can be purchased online.
2:30-5 p.m.: Pre-game tailgate party
Guests will be able to meet and mingle with Hall of Fame players and NFL Legends while enjoying pre-game fun, food samplings from assorted vendors, beverages, live music, and a commemorative gift. Adult tickets come with three beverage tickets and children’s tickets come with two. $75 (adult), $25 (child).
5 p.m.: Super Bowl watch party
Hall of Famers and NFL legends will be in attendance at a watch party during the game. Tickets include food, drinks, activities and a silent auction. Private suites for up to 10 people are available. $150 (individual), $5,000 (suite).