The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee held its first Super Bowl Business Connect Pitch Day at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

Over 100 local, diverse businesses presented a five-minute pitch to Host Committee staff and community partners. The Pitch Day was created to provide an opportunity for businesses to gain potential Super Bowl 51 related contract opportunities through the Business Connect program.

The Super Bowl Business Connect is a partnership between the National Football League and the Host Committee to link diverse Houston suppliers to contracting opportunities related to the big game, which is Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium. In attendance were Kevin Cooper, LaMecia Butler, Johndrea Slay, Ja‘lin Slay, Chandre Ward, Joseph James, Ayesha James, Cheryl Williamson, Arnetta Meekins, Nicole Dial, Jodi Braham and a host of others