FOTP Lunar New Year Festival & Fried Rice Cook-Off (5th Annual)

Join us for our 5th Annual Lunar New Year Festival & Fried Rice Cook-Off. This will be unique experience as we have friends from within the community presenting their version of FRIED RICE with a very international flair. (There will be representation from many ethnic backgrounds.) Both new and previous competitors will come back to try and claim the crown this time to get their name on the winners plaque! Competition will be based on judging as well as fan favorite!


Fried Rice 2022

$20 gets you 8 tickets!
$40 gets the VIP treatment: 16 tickets, and 1 beverage token
$60 gets the VVIP treatment! UNLIMITED tastings, a FOTP t-shirt, 18 voting tickets and 2 beverages.

The event is family and dog friendly.
2022 is the Year of the Tiger and activities will include:
-Guess the number of "Tiger Eyes "(marbles) in the jar to win a red envelope full of money
-Pin the 'Eye on the Tiger' competition with a kids division and adult division
-"Tiger Races" competition where folks will compete in driving a remote control tiger through a maze
-Money Tree for the kiddos to pull their very own red envelopes from
-Origami Tent/ play area for kids of all ages
-Ping Pong Tournament 1-3pm

This charity event will raise money for the FOTP emergency fund and Education pillar. FOTP is proud to announce that we have our FIRST endowment with Houston Community College and a $1000 scholarship will be awarded for perpetuity!

The Friends of the Phoenix is a nonprofit 501c(3) on a mission to give back to the greater Houston area. FOTP was founded by a group of friends who met through the Phoenix on Westheimer, a local pub. 

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Come let us wash your vehicles!
Enjoy great, food , beverages, and company while you wait!

100% of your donations go towards the Friends of the Phoenix Team fundraising efforts for Bike Around the Bay and benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. 

BATB Carwash

MidSemester Miles 2021


A Friends of the Phoenix Fundraiser supporting teachers at Title 1 schools in Houston, Texas. Set a personal goal and challenge yourself to reach that goal over 28 days. Walk. Run. Bike. Swim. It is up to you!

How far will you go for education? 

Register here:

The Friends of the Phoenix will award up to $500 grants to local teachers so they can provide a beneficial learning environment for their students. 100% of net proceeds from the Midsemester Miles Challenge will fund grants for teachers.

Entry into the Midsemester Miles Challenge includes t-shirt, medal, digital race bib, and access to exclusive in-person and virtual activities. T-shirts, medals, and optional add-ons will be shipped to U.S. addresses free of charge the first week of December 2021.

Sponsorships are available! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities

This challenge includes prize drawing entries for event participation and performance. Get moving and get fit! Rack up the prize entries daily, and help raise funds for the teacher Title I grants!

  • 10 entries – Each referral of new Midsemester Miles registration in RunSignUp (no maximum!)
  • 10 entries – Join Strava Midsemester Miles 2021 group
  • 1 entry – Social media post using hashtag #midsemestermiles, max 1 per day (includes Instagram and Facebook, maximum of 28 entries) 
  • 1 entry – Strava activity post, max 1 per day (maximum of 28 entries) 
  • 1 entry – Repost/ share any of the Midsemester Miles event posts
  • 5 entries (in addition to daily entry) – Attend in-person run event
  • 5 entries (in addition to daily entry) – participate in theme of the week and post pic
  • 20 entries – Complete your challenge. Notify us with post on social media!
  • 20 entries – Daily log of activity in Strava – That's 28 days!
  • 20 entries – Daily log of activity within Facebook and/or Instagram #midsemestermiles – That's 28 days!
  • PLUS: The person with the most referrals by the end of the event gets a free cycling jersey!

Note: Board members of the Friends of the Phoenix and their immediate family members are not eligible for prize drawings or referral prizes.

Bike Around the Bay 2021


On October  23-24, 2021, The Friends of the Phoenix our team will be riding around Galveston Bay in the 15th annual Bike Around the Bay cycling event. We are riding to support the most productive bay in Texas that provides habitat for more than one-third of all threatened and endangered species, produces more oysters than any other body of water in the United States, and supports vital industries like agriculture, tourism, and more.

Did you know that half the population of Texas lives within the Galveston Bay watershed? You can help make a difference in preserving and protecting the Bay right in our own backyards by making a tax-deductible donation to a rider on our team. Your contribution will support the Galveston Bay Foundation which works with all Bay users to preserve the beauty, tranquility, and health of Galveston Bay. Every donation, no matter the amount, helps create a better bay!



Amazon Smile

We have just joined the Amazon Smile program.  

Here's an easy way for you to help Friends of the Phoenix:

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Friends of the Phoenix!

1) Go to Amazon Smile
2) Choose Friends of the Phoenix as your Amazon Smile charity
3) Shop & save (Aways start at and Amazon donates)