Crown Royal, the official whiskey sponsor of Austin FC, exists to inspire exceptional generosity. Through their “That Deserves a Crown” program, Crown Royal recognizes and celebrates those who are making a difference in their community.

Lieutenant M. Xochitl Hernandez Chafino

Lieutenant M. Xochitl Hernandez Chafino proudly serves the Austin Fire Department and has for the past 22+ years. In the first decades of her career, Xochitl served the citizens of Austin as an Operations firefighter and Ladder Operator on West Campus. During this time, she developed a candidate preparation program for incoming recruits, called Firefit, mentored potential recruits in the Pass The Torch volunteer program and currently is working to solidify candidates for the upcoming fire cadet class.

Xochitl attributes her achievements as a firefighter to her success as a midfielder for over three decades. Originally from El Paso, Texas she played soccer for the El Paso High Tigers at “La High” and then for UTEP Miners, with one recorded hat-trick. She will soon be signing up new recruits to join the Austin Fire Department ranks, welcoming them into a team of Austin’s Finest to serve their community together!


Retired, Disabled U.S. Army Military Officer Calvin Turner

With 11 years of distinguished Active-duty service, Calvin Turner (pictured middle-left) sustained injuries from a helicopter crash that killed ten soldiers. Following his medical retirement from the Army, Calvin went on to earn a master’s degree Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas at Austin with the highest honors.

For almost three decades, Calvin has provided professional counseling to Veterans and Active-duty Military Members, and through his work with Capital City Rehab Group, Calvin serves individuals, Military Service Members and firms find solutions to achieve personal independence, fulfill their vocational potential, and assist each person through transitional periods in their personal and professional lives.


Detective Michael Rhone

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Detective Michael Rhone (pictured on the right) has directly impacted the Austin and Texas communities for the past 32 years, including 21 years with the Austin Police Department and 9 serving within the Attorney General’s office.

Detective Rhone has activated his degree from North Texas, experience as a UNT football letter-winner, and leadership developed within Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to create inclusive spaces within Austin. As an extension of his servant leadership and years as a Peace Officer, Detective Rhone is President of the Texas Peace Officers Association, Austin Branch (TPOA) where he advocates for a stronger and healthier relationship between law enforcement and those they serve.