HOUSTON, TX - The 2015 Houston Astros Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will hit the road on Tuesday, January 20 to connect with Astros fans throughout Houston and central and south Texas.
The 13-city circuit consists of several simultaneous tours over the course of four days with stops in the Houston area (Jan. 20 - 23), Brownsville (Jan. 20), San Antonio (Jan. 21), Austin (Jan. 22) and Corpus Christi (Jan. 23).
The Astros and the Astros Foundation's cornerstone programs, the Astros Urban Youth Academy and RBI program, will kick off Astros Caravan week with a day of service on Jan. 19 throughout the Houston area.
The Caravan will give Astros players, alumni and broadcasters an opportunity to engage with and thank fans as the team gears up for Spring Training and the 2015 season. The fan outreach tour will also engage with local first responders, stop at several different community centers and conduct baseball and softball clinics. There will be several opportunities for fans to get autographs from Astros players at select Academy Sports + Outdoors stores.
Current players and alumni joining the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Astros FanFest will cap off the week-long Caravan at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, January 24 from 11:00 am - 3:00 p.m. with activities for all ages including current and former player autograph sessions, swings in the Astros batting cages, running the bases, bullpen throwing sessions, an interactive kids zone, fan forums with front office staff and current players, a vendor expo and mechanical bull riding. Additionally, Houston Methodist will be conducting a blood drive during the event. The majority of FanFest proceeds will benefit the Astros Foundation's programs for at-risk children and teens.