Miss Buc Days

Since 1938, the Buccaneer Commission, a non-profit organization has annually staged the Buccaneer Days festival in Corpus Christi, Texas in support of bringing entertaining, educational and cultural events to the Coastal Bend. Beginning in 1996, proceeds from Buc Days has been awarded to students as college scholarships.

Held on the Corpus Christi Bayfront in the Spring, this culturally diverse event grabs the attention of South Texas.  It has something for everyone, including a ProRodeo, a Carnival, and two Parades.  Over 120,000 attendees line the streets each year awaiting the Buc Days Pirate Queens and Buc Days King scholarship contestants on our Buc Days float at the Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade.

The Buccaneer Commission’s mission is promoting tradition and community pride in the Coastal Bend by producing exceptional family entertainment that results in educational scholarships.

The Buccaneer Commission through its annual events raises funds to support education in the Coastal Bend. To date the Commission has awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants.

Sponsors & Partners


The Buccaneer Commission is proud to have the support of its corporate partners. These community-minded companies have contributed to the ever growing success of Buc Days and in turn supported its mission.For information on sponsorship and other promotional opportunities, please call Tricia Aitken (361) 882-3242 or email her at tricia@bucdays.com


  • ABC Home & Commercial Services
  • AEP Texas
  • American Bank
  • Andrews Distributing
  • Bay Ltd.
  • Boot Barn
  • Brand Energy Solutions, LLC
  • Cavender’s
  • Cazadores Tequila by Bacardi
  • Cenizo Financial
  • Dancing Elk Alexander Ranch
  • Dash Truck & Equipment
  • Frost
  • Glazer’s Distributing
  • Gulf Coast Crane
  • IBC Bank
  • Johnstone Supply
  • Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP
  • LNV Engineers, Architects, Surveyors
  • McComb Relocation Services
  • Moody’s Meats
  • NEC Co-op Energy
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • PV Rentals
  • Scott Electric Co.
  • Texas State Aquarium
  • Texas A&M – Kingsville
  • Texas Mutual
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Trout Trucking Co., Inc.
  • TX Whiskey
  • Valero
  • Valicor
  • voestalpine Texas
  • Wrangler

Buccaneer Commission


The Buccaneer Commission is comprised of community leaders that focus on the mission of Promoting tradition and community pride in the Coastal Bend by producing exceptional family entertainment that results in educational scholarships.

Governing Board

Philip Skrobarczyk

Jonathan McComb

Floyd Brown

Pat Horne
Immediate Past Chairman

Mark Avelar
Mike Carrell
Mike Carrell


Bill Lathrop Jr
Bill Lathrop, Jr.

Mark Crawford 
Michael Longoria
Michael Longoria

Fred Dotts
Julio Flores
Julio Flores
Taylor Hunt
Taylor Hunt


Eric Villarreal
Eric Villarreal

Active Commissioners

Matt Adler
Matt Adler

Bryce Alexander
Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey
Chris Baugh
Christopher Baugh

Blake Blanchette

Bob Bradley


Clay Campbell

Royce Cameron

Chase Carlisle

Scott Carrigan
Shane Casady
Shane Casady
Kevin Cazalas
Kevin Cazalas


Paul Chapa
Cecil Childers
Cecil Childers

Don Clark

Joe Flores
Alex Garcia Jr
Alex Garcia, Jr.
Page Gray
Page Gray


Scott Landreth
Mark Larue
Mark LaRue

Allen Libbe
Cooper Lundquist
Cooper Lundquist
Mike Munoz
Mike Munoz

Govind Nadkarni


Steven Osterloh
Walter Priestly
Walter Priestly
Stephen Rybak
Stephen Rybak
Sean Walker
Sean Walker

Matt Yankee
Kent Young
Kent Young


Senior Commissioners

Robert Anderson

George Canales
Carlos Cuellar
Carlos Cuellar

David Crow

Ray Davis

Eddie L. Garcia


Henry Garrett

Joe DeLeon

Steve DeWalt
Richard Durham
Richard Durham

Gary Garrett

Robert Gonzalez


John Grunwald

Steven Land

Henry Sapp

Stuart Sasser

Bryan Stone

Gonzalo Tamez


Chuck Urban

Mike Yankee

Associate Commissioners

Reid Aston
Reid Aston

Wes Atwood

Carter Benkendorfer
Larry Dreier
Larry Dreier

Mark Escamilla

Dos Gates


Matt Guzman

Kris Havelka

Michael Hunter
Jim Lankford
Jim Lankford
George Livas
George Livas

Sam Longoria


Justin McComb
Justin McComb

Roger Mellado

Jim Montgomery
Tim Powers
Tim Powers

Larry Roberts

Byron Sharon


Michael Skrobarczyk

Matt Smith

Sean Strawbridge

Paul (JR) Turnbull

Louis Williams

Past Chairman

Tommy Tucker | 1955 – 1956
Glenn Alexander | 1956 – 1957
Bob Flato | 1957 – 1958
Al Schmid | 1958 – 1959
Glenn Alexander | 1959 – 1960
Jack Estes | 1960 – 1961
Briscoe King | 1961 – 1963
Roy Wallace | 1963 – 1964
Roy Olsen | 1964 – 1966
Bill Anderson | 1966 – 1968
Thomas Walker | 1968 – 1970
Bill Keys | 1970 – 1972
George Gaines | 1972 – 1974
Gene Urban | 1974 – 1976
Jim Young | 1976 – 1978
Richard Durham | 1978 – 1980
Gabe Lozano, Sr. | 1980 – 1982
Bill Anderson | 1982 – 1983
Warren Shaw | 1983 – 1985
Joe DeLeon, Jr. | 1985 – 1987
Chuck Urban | 1987 – 1989
Bill Brown | 1989 – 1991
Arnoldo Garcia | 1991 – 1993
David Crow | 1993 – 1995
Fred Dotts | 1995 – 1997
Henry Garrett | 1997 – 1999
Carlos Cuellar | 1999 – 2001
Mike Yankee | 2002 – 2004
Bobby Gonzalez | 2004 – 2005
Stuart Sasser | 2005 – 2006
Mike Carrell | 2006 – 2007
Mark Crawford | 2007 – 2008
Eddie L. Garcia | 2008 – 2010
Bill Lathrop, Jr. | 2010 – 2012
Robert Anderson | 2012 – 2014
Lee A. Trujillo | 2014 – 2016
Pat Horne | 2016 – 2018




This organization is comprised of individuals who donate their time, talent and resources to stage and produce the annual Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade and the Buc Days Junior Parade.

Officers & Directors

Darren Bergstrom
Wayne Pearson
Executive VP
Sonny Boyd
Stephen Lewis
Steen DeWalt
Sam Garcia
Roland Rocha
Matt Ruf
Guy Nickleson
Sean Connolly
Greg Kiel
Christopher Dorsey
Ronney Robles
Billy Purcell
Brandon Herridge
Brian Devaney
Keith Smith
Butch Smith
Scot Barker
Nick Black
David Chapman
George Hinojosa
Matt Martini
Jaime Medina
Lawrence Vera


Matt Adler
Miguel Alvarado
Frank Aguilar
Roland Barrera
Donald Bourque
Fred Cano
Mark Cano
Christopher Chapman
Scott Chapman
Randy Crone
Jeremy DeLaGarza
Adam Delano
Mark Dragoo
Evan Dundas
Jason Gillen
Ryan Goings
Marc Gonzalez
Bruce Hamende
Chris Hartman
Jesse Hinojosa, Sr.
Jesse Hinojosa Jr.
Zach Hoelscher
Herb Jackson
Jim Lankford
Mike Mata
Charles Medina
Denny Meyer
Brandon Michell
Rick Morano
Daniel Nash
Roman Ortiz
Greg Perkes
Randall Poelma
David Ratcliff
Joe Reyes
Leo Rios
Curtis Rock
Roger Rocha
Luis Rodriguez
Terry Schade
Gregg Schnellbacher
Ronald Sepulveda
Marcus Soliz
Lamont Taylor
Leo Trevino
Robert Urban
Justin Watson

Past Presidents

Bob Abbott
Carter Benkendorfer
Dr. Jack Best
Mike Blackwood
Jim Boren
John Brandon
Mike Carrell
Bill Cazalas
Jimmy Clark
Eric Cuevas
George Clower
Richard Davis
Walter DeVille
Steve DeWalt
Rick Dupriest
Michael Garrison
Rick Geiter
Miles Graham
Steve Hindman
Jim Laudadio
Max Luther, III
Santos Martinez
Turner Moller
Mark Mora
Tom Novak
Norman Ransleben
Jim Rector
Larry Roberts
Bill Sanderson
Richard Schendel
Wayne Shults
Ted Stephens
Bert Thieme Sr.
Stephen Ware, Jr.
Troy Watson
Claude Watts



Johnny Philipello
Johnny Philipello
Tricia Perrone
Tricia Aitken
Sponsorship & Marketing Manager

Denise West
Finance/Ticketing Manager
Amy McCoy
Amy McCoy
Events Manager