Wheels Club Page
The Wheels Club Program is designed to aid the Houston Department of Athletics in promoting its sports program in the areas of recruiting, scouting, public relations and fundraising. It allows auto dealers and donors the opportunity to directly impact the success of Houston Athletics by providing a personal benefit for them common to most NCAA Division I athletics programs.
The Wheels Club is of great benefit to the University of Houston and the Department of Athletics in terms of cost savings and convenience. Therefore, in appreciation of our car dealers, we offer recognition and benefits to exhibit the high esteem we hold for each dealer.
Gabe Tippy, Assistant Director of Development, coordinates all aspects of the Houston Wheels Club Program. Additionally, the dealer or donor works directly with the assigned coach or staff member. The personal relationship between the assigned coach or staff member and the dealer has a direct impact on the success of the program.
Members of the Houston Wheels Club program receive the following special benefits:
- $3,000 ticket purchase allotment for Houston home regular season events ($7,000 allotment if two vehicles are provided)
- One trip for two on a football team charter
- Named parking for football and men's basketball
- All Cougar Pride benefits at the Commissioner's Circle level of Cougar Pride
- Recognition in Wheels Club Public Address announcements at home events
- Recognition in the Wheels Club ad in both the football and men's basketball game programs.
Wheels Club Members
We ask that all Houston fans consider purchasing their next vehicle from one of our Wheels Club partners. Please consider purchasing or renting your vehicle from one of these fine Houston supporters:
- Chastang Ford, Mr. Joe Chastang: 6200 N. Loop East, Houston, TX 77026, (713) 678-5000
- Clear Lake Infiniti, Mr. Mark Anderson: 14705 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034, (713) 589-4000
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mr. Daniel Watkins: 3433 Gulf Freeway, TX 77003, (713) 347-3590
- Fred Haas Toyota Country, Mr. Bob Gaige: 22435 S.H. 249, Houston, TX 77070, (281)357-4000
- Fred Haas Toyota World, Mr. Fred Haas: 20400 I-45 North, Houston, TX 77373, (281) 297-7000
- McRee Ford, Mr. Mitchell Dale: 2800 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539, (800) 753-1936
- Norton Automotive Group, Mr. Patrick Magill: 535 W 20th Street, Houston, TX 77008, (713) 426-4600
- Southwest Infiniti, Mr. Fred Gallucci: 10495 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074, (713) 779-2800
For more information or to ask for a direct contact to help you purchase your next vehicle, please call Gabe Tippy at (713) 743-7718.