Houston Soccer Community
Sportsmans Gala


Fri 16 August 2019
C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton Downtown
Houston, Texas


Brian McClair booked his place in the annals of Old Trafford history when he became the first player since George Best to score 20 league goals for the Reds

As a player, he was a forward from 1980 to 1998, notable for his near 11-year spell at Manchester United where he won 14 trophies including four Premier League titles, as well as important tenures at Scottish clubs Celtic and Motherwell. He was nicknamed "Choccy", as his last name rhymed with the delicacy "chocolate éclair".

McClair played in 30 international games for Scotland between 1986 and 1993, and was selected for their squad at UEFA Euro 1992.

After retiring from playing, McClair took on a coaching role at Blackburn Rovers before returning to Manchester United where he spent several years as Youth Academy Director.



Thomas Clare

Glenn Davis


The evening will consist of a Reception, super 3 Course Meal with choice of menu, Guest Speaker (s), Auction of Super items of Memorabilia, and Raffle. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO LOCAL PEDIATRIC CANCER CHARITIES, CURING CHILDREN'S CANCER FUND and the SNOWDROP FOUNDATION.

DRESS CODE:  Smart Casual.

This is the opportunity for the Houston Soccer Community to come together to enjoy a fabulous evening in the company of a wonderful and colorful soccer personality who has a wealth of experience with great clubs at the top level of English Soccer and tells some amazing stories while giving an insight at what it is like to be the man running the soccer side of some great English football clubs.

It also helps bring together all facets of the Houston Soccer Community to enjoy each other's company on a wonderful occasion which will help and assist our local Pediatric Cancer Charity in a big way.




snowdropSnowdrop Foundation provides scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.

We are a non-profit that holds events through out the year to raise funds for 4 areas:

cccfThe mission of the Curing Children's Cancer Fund is to find a cure for childhood cancer by providing financial support for some of the country's and the world's leading pediatric cancer researchers. The results of the cutting-edge research are shared with physicians around the world and benefit the children under their care.

Although there have been great strides in the past 30 years to finding a cure, it's just simply not good enough. Childhood cancer kills more U.S. children than any other disease — more than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies, combined.

The need for support in childhood cancer research is astounding.  So how do we turn the lights out on childhood cancer? By educating others about how research is working, how children are fighting, sharing their stories, connecting communities, and more. Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way.  How have you been affected, and how can you turn that experience into something tangible to help battle childhood cancer?

We encourage you to explore our web site to get to know us, to call us, to volunteer, or to give monetary support if you can.  Help us in our mission to turn the lights out on childhood cancer.