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Astros 2013 CAREavan hits the road Jan. 21

FanFest Free Voucher CAREavan Details

HOUSTON – The 2013 Houston Astros CAREavan will hit the road on January 21 with over 30 stops, reaching far and wide throughout central and south Texas, Oklahoma City, and Houston.

The 14-city tour consists of five simultaneous tours in five days with stops in the Houston area (Jan. 21 – 25), Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, La Joya and McAllen (Jan. 22 – 23), and Austin and San Antonio (Jan. 24 – 25). The CAREavan will also travel to the Astros’ minor league ballparks in Corpus Christi (Jan. 24) and Oklahoma City (Jan. 25). 

Several CAREavan stops will highlight the club’s charitable interests including youth baseball and softball, support for the U.S. military and at-risk youth.  Astros players, alumni and front office staff will visit schools, hospitals and military bases; conduct baseball and softball clinics; and take disadvantaged youth shopping for sports equipment. There are seven opportunities for fans to get autographs from Astros players at select Academy Sports + Outdoors stores.  A list of stops is available at www.astros.com/careavan.

Current players and front office representatives joining the tour include President and CEO George Postolos, General Manager Jeff Luhnow, Assistant General Manager David Stearns, Astros Manager Bo Porter, Jose Altuve, Jason Castro, Carlos Corporan, Jarred Cosart, Tyler Greene, Lucas Harrell, Jed Lowrie, Jordan Lyles, Justin Maxwell, J.D. Martinez, Bud Norris, Carlos Pen͂a, Brett Wallace and Wesley Wright. Also on the tour are Astros alumni Brandon Backe, Jose Cruz, Art Howe, Shane Reynolds, J.R. Richard and Jimmy Wynn. Please note that players are subject to change.

Astros FanFest will cap off the week-long CAREavan at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, January 26 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm with baseball-themed activities including current and former player autograph sessions, an interactive kids zone, a vendor expo, and several additional activities for fans of all ages. A portion of the FanFest proceeds will benefit the Astros In Action Foundation.

Details on CAREavan are as follows:

Houston AREA – JANUARY 21 - 25

 

Monday, January 21 – Houston, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Dairanetta Spain, 713-226-9180

Bo Porter, J.R. Richard, Wesley Wright and Jimmy Wynn

 

MLK Grande Parade

  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Parade – route is on San Jacinto beginning at Elgin
  • Astros parade entree sponsored by Lexus
  • Charles Stamps, 713-953-1633
  • Open to fans and all media

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Astros Urban Youth Academy, 2801 Victory Drive, Houston, TX  77088
  • Brandon Denton, 405-863-3135
  • Open only to pre-registered participants of the  Astros Community Leaders program, Urban Youth Academy and RBI programs and all media

 

Tuesday, January 22 – Spring, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Dairanetta Spain, 713-226-9180

Jose Altuve, Tyler Greene, Shane Reynolds and Wesley Wright

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The Competitive Edge Sports Center, 2733 Rayford Rd., Spring, TX 77386
  • Jimmy Godail, 281-463-9405
  • Open to pre-registered Northwest 45 Little League participants and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Autograph signing
  • 25010 I-45 N, Spring, TX  77386
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Wednesday, January 23 – Houston/Pearland, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Dairanetta Spain, 713-226-9180

Brandon Backe, Jarred Cosart, Jed Lowrie and Bo Porter

Military Appreciation Lunch sponsored by Chick-fil-A

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Ellington Field, 11900 Galveston Road, Houston, TX 77034
  • Major Adam Collett, 713-677-9163
  • Open to all media

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The Bigs Batting Cages, 4102 Veterans Drive, Pearland, TX 77584
  • Charlene Argo, 281-489-1999
  • Open to pre-registered Pearland Little League  participants and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Autograph signing
  • 2804 Business Center Dr., Pearland, TX  77584
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Thursday, January 24 – Humble, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Dairanetta Spain, 713-226-9180

Brandon Backe, Tyler Greene, Lucas Harrell, Jed Lowrie and Carlos Pena    

Woodcreek Middle School Assembly Visit

  • 1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
  • Woodcreek Middle School sixth graders
  • 14600 Woodson Park Drive, Houston, TX 77044
  • Principal Brent McDonald, 281-641-5202
  • Open to all media

 

Shop with the ‘Stros presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Shopping experience for members of the Humble Baseball Association
  • 9470 FM 1960 Bypass, Houston, TX  77338
  • Open to pre-registered Humble Baseball Association participants and all media

 

Friday, January 25 – Katy, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Dairanetta Spain, 713-226-9180

Jason Castro, Lucas Harrell, Art Howe, J.D. Martinez, Carlos Pena, Bo Porter and Jeff Luhnow

Lunch with the ‘Stros at Beck Junior High School sponsored by Papa John’s

  • 10:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • 5200 S Fry Rd., Katy, TX  77450
  • Paula Olsen, 281-237-3300
  • Open to all media

 

Methodist West Houston Hospital

  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Visits with patients
  • 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX  77094
  • Ami Brezina, 713-818-4190
  • Open to all media

 

Outer Markets – January 22 - 25

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22 – McAllen, Edinburg and La Joya, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Nicky Patriarca, 956-433-1208

Carlos Corporan, Jose Cruz, Lucas Harrell, Jeff Luhnow and Alex Trevino

Dr. Carlos Castaneda Elementary

  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Bilingual story time
  • 4100 N. 34th Street, McAllen, TX  78504
  • Maru Falletich, 956-632-8882

 

CSN Houston Pep Rally at La Joya High School

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • 604 Coyote Dr., La Joya, TX  78560
  • Corina Lopez, 956-580-6026
  • Open to all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Autograph signing
  • 651 E. Trenton Rd., Edinburg, TX  78539
  • Open to fans and all media

 

 

Wednesday, January 23– Harlingen and Brownsville, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Nicky Patriarca, 956-433-1208

Carlos Corporan, Jose Cruz, Lucas Harrell, Jeff Luhnow and Alex Trevino

Ben Milam Elementary

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Bilingual story time
  • 1215 Rangerville Rd., Harlingen, TX  78550
  • Rosie Cobarrubias, 956-427-3150
  • Open to all media

 

Valley Regional Medical Center

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Visits with patients
  • 100 Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78526
  • Robin Brechot, 956-350-7745
  • Open to all media

 

International Baseball Clinic presented by HEB

  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Brownsville Sports Park, 1000 Sports Park Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78575
  • Paul Maraboto, 956-547-6861
  • Open only to pre-registered participants and all media

 

Thursday, January 24– San Antonio, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Maureen Wade, 713-985-9478

Jose Altuve, Bill Brown, J.R. Richard, David Stearns and Brett Wallace

Military Appreciation Lunch sponsored by Chick-fil-A

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lackland AFB Main Base Exchange, San Antonio, TX 78236
  • Lt. Samantha Knees, 703-622-9609
  • Open to all media

 

Shop with the ‘Stros presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio - Eastside Branch members
  • 2024 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX  78232
  • Open only to Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio - Eastside Branch members and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Autograph signing
  • 2024 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX  78232
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Thursday, January 24– Corpus Christi, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Gene Dias, 713-410-0161

Jordan Lyles, Bud Norris, Justin Maxwell, George Postolos and Milo Hamilton

Corpus Christi Hooks Sponsorship Luncheon at Whataburger Field

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • 734 North Port Avenue Corpus Christi, TX 78401
  • Elisa Macias, 361-331-7280
  • Open to luncheon ticket holders and all media

 

Baseball Chalk Talk at Gregory Portland High School

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 4601 Wildcat Drive, Portland, TX 78374
  • Q&A session with Gregory Portland High School baseball and softball teams
  • Elisa Macias, 361-331-7280
  • Open to all media

 

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital - Cancer Center

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Visits with cancer patients
  • 1415 Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, TX 78463
  • Elisa Macias, 361-331-7280
  • Open to all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Autograph signing
  • 5001 S. Padres Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX  78411
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Friday, January 25 – Austin, TX; On-site Astros Contact: Maureen Wade, 713-985-9478

Jose Altuve, Bill Brown, J.R. Richard, David Stearns and Brett Wallace

Dell Children’s Medical Center

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Visits with pediatric patients
  • 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723
  • Marcella Maxwell, 512-324-0146
  • Open to all media

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • 1182 North Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX  78702
  • Matt Price, 512-992-3867
  • Open only to pre-registered RBI Austin participants and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Autograph signing
  • 5400 Brodie Ln., Sunset Valley, TX 78745
  • Open to fans and all media

 

 

Friday, January 25 –Oklahoma City, Okla.; On-site Astros Contact: Gene Dias, 713-410-0161

Jordan Lyles, Bud Norris, Justin Maxwell, George Postolos and Milo Hamilton

RedHawks Luncheon

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 South Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City, Okla.  73104
  • Chelsi Fitzgerald, 405-640-0114
  • Open to RedHawks guests only and media

 

Will Rogers Elementary School

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cooper’s Healthy Hawks program
  • 1215 E. 9th Street Edmond, Oklahoma City, Okla.  73034
  • Lou Moore, 405-726-3903
  • Open to all media

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • YMCA, 1220 South Rankin Street, Edmond, Okla. 73034
  • Chris Berry, 405-290-5085
  • Open only to pre-registered par  and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Autograph signing
  • 7700 South Walker, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73139
  • Open to fans and all media

 

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