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Meet the Falcons 2018 - 3rd Annual Kickoff Party for UT Permian Basin Football

UT Permian Basin and the Odessa Convention and Visitors Bureau is thrilled to have had a successful "Meet the Falcons" for the 3rd year in a row!

Hundreds of people gathered for the event as Falcon football players danced, mingled, and enjoyed getting to know the community. Former Basketball Coach Andy Newman, Athletic Director Scott Farmer, and local leaders including State Representative Brooks Landgraf attended the event.  

The Odessa CVB hosts the event every year to give the UT Permian Basin Football Team the opportunity to get to know the fans in the stands. The event started three years ago, just before the Falcons kicked off their first football season.

Prior to the event, Head Football Coach Justin Carrigan said, "I love seeing all the familiar faces and meeting some new fans as well, Meet the Falcons is such a unique experience."

The Odessa CVB would like to thank everyone who attended and volunteered at the event! We can't wait to see what the future holds for Falcon Football.




West Texas All Star Softball Tournament

The Odessa Convention and Visitors Bureau assisted the Odessa Girls Softball Association in hosting the West Texas All Star Softball Association in Odessa for the first time in 7 years.

The tournament started on Thursday, July 12th, and ends on Sunday, July 15th. The opening ceremony started at 9am on Thursday at the Ector County Coliseum. The Odessa CVB would like to thank Jay Hendricks for MCing the opening ceremony, and City Councilwoman Barbara Graff for your kind and welcoming words to the participants!

Festivities were expected to bring 12,000 attendees total, with 5,000 visitors from out of town. This event is estimated to bring more than $3 million in revenue to the City of Odessa.


Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the kick-off of the event a huge success!