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Astros 2013 CAREavan Hits the Road January 21

Astros 2013 CAREavan Hits the Road January 21

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HOUSTON - The Astros CAREavan will return January 21-25, and will once again reach far and wide throughout central and south Texas, Oklahoma City and parts of Houston. As part of the CAREavan, Astros players, alumni and front office staff will visit schools, hospitals and military bases and host free public autograph sessions at Academy Sports + Outdoors store locations.

Each year, the team’s annual winter trek connects the team with its fan base. Several CAREavan stops are centered around the club’s main community focus areas: supporting cancer-related causes, organizations that support the military and youth baseball and softball.

Astros FanFest will cap off the week-long CAREavan with a winter baseball festival at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, January 26.  The festival will feature fun and interactive activities for kids, player autograph sessions and “Talkin’ Baseball” sessions, creating an exciting fan atmosphere in and around the ballpark. FanFest, which will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., is open to the public and has no admission fee.

Further details on the CAREavan and a full FanFest event line-up that will include a list of players participating will be released in the near future.

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