Galveston will celebrate one of our hometown heroes this week with a parade honoring Ball High grad and professional athlete Mike Evans!
Mike Evans, a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, won his first Super Bowl championship in February with a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Before playing for the Buccaneers, he played college football at Texas A&M University, where he earned All-American honors after recording a school record of 1,394 receiving yards on 69 receptions.
In addition to his sports accolades, Mike Evans is heavily involved in charitable efforts for the island. The Mike Evans Family Foundation hosts free summer football camps in Galveston and Mike Evans has donated to various causes.
The Galveston Independent School District will honor Mike Evans with a parade Friday night beginning at 6 p.m. The parade will line up in the Academy parking lot at 46th and Seawall and then head down the Seawall to 28th Street where it will end near the McGuire Dent Recreation Center.
The event is organized by the Galveston Independent School District. The City of Galveston will assist with traffic measures. Parking will be prohibited along 28th Street from the Seawall to Avenue Q until the parade is cleared. There will be rolling lane closures throughout the parade, and residents should expect delays in the parade area between 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The parade will include the Ball High Band, cheerleaders, senior football players and other participating members. In addition to Evans, other former NFL players who attended Ball High, including two-time Super Bowl champion Casey Hampton, will be part of the parade.