Astros announce 2015 Caravan schedule

Caravan to stop in 14 cities over four days

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 14-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), Corpus Christi (Jan. 23) and Galveston (Jan. 23).

 

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 visit military facilities. There will be several opportunities for fans to get autographs from Astros players at select Academy Sports + Outdoors stores. 

 

Current players joining the community engagement tour include Jose Altuve, Chris Carter, Kevin Chapman, Hank Conger, Matt Dominguez, Marwin Gonzalez, Luke Gregerson, Robbie Grossman, L.J. Hoes, Dallas Keuchel, Jake Marisnick, Pat Neshek, Alex Presley, Chad Qualls, Jon Singleton, Tony Sipp and George Springer. Manager A.J. Hinch and top prospects Mark Appel, Max Stassi and Asher Wojciechowski will also be on the tour, joining Astros alumni Brandon Backe, Larry Dierker, Art Howe, John Hudek, J.R. Richard and Chris Sampson. Astros TV broadcasters Bill Brown and Alan Ashby, radio broadcasters Robert Ford and Steve Sparks and Spanish radio broadcaster Alex Trevino will all join the Caravan, as well. Please note that all players, alumni and broadcasters are subject to change.

 

Other players and alumni may be added to the ones listed. For more information and complete details, visit www.astros.com/caravan and www.astros.com/fanfest.

 

The Astros and the Astros Urban Youth Academy will kick off Astros Caravan week with a day of service on Jan. 19 throughout the Houston area.

 

Astros FanFest will conclude the week-long Caravan at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 11:00 am - 3:00 p.m. with activities for all ages including autograph sessions with many current and former players, swings in the Astros batting cages, running the bases, bullpen throwing sessions, an interactive kids zone, fan forums with front office staff as well as current and former players, a vendor expo and mechanical bull riding. Additionally, Houston Methodist will be conducting a blood drive at Minute Maid Park during the event. The majority of FanFest proceeds will benefit the Astros Foundation's programs for at-risk children and teens.

 

Details for Caravan are as follows:

 

Monday, Jan. 19- Astros Day of Service

 

Houston

Jon Singleton, Astros front office members, Astros UYA members

Shriner's Children's Hospital

•             8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

•             16977 Main St., Houston, TX 77030

•             Open to media

 

Star of Hope Women and Family Emergency Shelter

•             11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             419 Dowling St., Houston, TX 77003

•             CLOSED to media

 

Star of Hope Men's Development Center

•             11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             1811 Ruiz St., Houston, TX 77002

•             CLOSED to media

 

Houston Food Bank

•             1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

•             535 Portwall St., Houston, TX 77029

•             Open to media

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 20

 

Houston

Mark Appel, Kevin Chapman, Chris Sampson

Houston Methodist Hospital

•             10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

•             6565 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030

•             Open to media

 

Chick-fil-A

•             2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

•             2222 Shearn St., Houston, TX 77007

•             Open to media and public

*Note- during this hour, any fan with an Astros t-shirt or jersey on will receive a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

•             2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098

•             Open to media and public

 

Benjy's in Rice Village

•             6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

•             2424 Dunstan Rd., Houston, TX 77005

•             Open to media and public

 

Brownsville

Matt Dominguez, Marwin Gonzalez, Alex Trevino

Whataburger

•             12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

•             3580 W. Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520

•             Open to media and public

 

Valley Regional Medical Center

•             1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

•             100 E Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78526

•             Open to media

 

Brownsville Police Department

•             2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•             600 E Jackson St., Brownsville, TX 78520

•             Open to media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

•             4305 Old Hwy. 77, Brownsville, TX 78520

•             Open to media and public

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 21

 

San Antonio

Hank Conger, Tony Sipp, Asher Wojciechowski, J.R. Richard, Steve Sparks

Lutheran High School

•             10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

•             18104 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, TX 78255

•             Open to media

 

H-E-B

•             1:45pm-2:30pm

•             20935 US Highway 281N, San Antonio, TX 78258

•             Open to media and public

 

Brooke Army Medical Center- Warrior and Family Support Center

•             3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

•             Bldg. 3628 Rawley E. Chambers Rd., Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

•             Open to all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

•             714 W. Loop 1604 N San Antonio, TX 78251

•             Open to media and public

 

Sugar Land

Mark Appel, Robbie Grossman, Chris Sampson

Sugar Land Fire Station #1

•             11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

•             555 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, TX 77478

•             Open to media

 

Chick-fil-A

•             2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•             20010 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479

•             Open to media and public

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

•             16610 Highway 59 Sugar Land, TX 77479

•             Open to media and public

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 22

 

Friendswood/Alvin/Jersey Village

Chris Carter, Kevin Chapman, Robbie Grossman, L.J. Hoes, John Hudek

Whataburger Autograph Signing

•             10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

•             214 E. Parkwood Avenue, Friendswood, TX 77546

•             Open to media and public

 

Alvin Lion's Club Luncheon at Joe's Banquet Center, benefitting Lion's Charities

•             11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             1300 Hwy 6, Alvin, TX 77511

•             Open to media

 

Manvel High School - Softball Team Chalk-Talk

•             1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

•             19601 TX 6, Manvel, TX 77578

•             Open to media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

•             19720 NW Freeway Jersey Village, TX 77065

•             Open to media and public

 

Astroline at Plucker's

•             7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

•             1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston TX 77007

•             Open to media and public

 

Brenham

Hank Conger, Tony Sipp, Asher Wojciechowski, J.R. Richard, Steve Sparks

Blinn College Student Center

•             10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

•             2423 Blinn Boulevard, Bryan, TX 77802

•             Open to media and public

 

Brenham Elementary School

•             1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

•             1000 W. Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833

•             Open to media

 

Blue Bell Country Store

•             2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•             1101 South Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833

•             Open to media and public

 

Austin

Marwin Gonzalez, Chad Qualls, Alan Ashby

LBJ Early College High School

•             10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

•             7309 Lazy Creek Drive, Austin, TX 78724

•             Open to media

 

Round Rock Rotary Luncheon at First United Methodist Family Center

•             12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             1004 N. Mays St. (North Mays at Hwy 79), Round Rock, TX 78664

•             Open to media and public

* Note- Nolan Ryan and Jackie Moore to also appear at this stop

 

Oak Springs Elementary School

•             2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•             3601 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78702

•             Open to media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

•             5400 Brodie Ln. Austin, TX 78745

•             Open to media and public

 

 

Friday, Jan. 23

 

Kingwood and The Woodlands

Chris Carter, Max Stassi, A.J. Hinch

Kingwood Middle School Career Day

•             9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

•             2407 Pine Terrace Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339

•             Open to media

 

The Village Learning and Achievement Center

•             11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

•             3819 Plum Valley Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339

•             Open to media

 

Insperity

•             12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

•             19001 Crescent Springs Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339

•             Open to media

 

Montgomery County Meals on Wheels

•             2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•             2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

•             Open to media

 

**PLAYER CHANGE** Luke Gregerson, L.J. Hoes, Jon Singleton, A.J. Hinch, Art Howe

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

•             1360 Lake Woodlands Dr., Spring, TX 77380

•             Open to media and public

 

Hubbell and Hudson

•             6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

•             24 Waterway Ave #125 The Woodlands, TX 77380

•             Open to media and public

 

Katy

Dallas Keuchel, Pat Neshek, J.R. Richard

Whataburger

•             10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

•             1225 Fry Road, Katy, TX 77449

•             Open to media and public

 

Brookwood Community Center

•             1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

•             1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423

•             Open to media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

•             24970 FM 1093 Rd., Katy, TX 77494

•             Open to media and public

 

Corpus Christi

Jake Marisnick, George Springer, Larry Dierker, Robert Ford

Corpus Christi Hooks Luncheon at USS Lexington

•             11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

•             2914 North Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, 78402

•             Open to media and ticketed public

 

H-E-B

•             2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•             5313 Saratoga Corpus Christi, TX 78413

•             Open to media and public

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

•             5001 S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78411

•             Open to media and public

 

Galveston

Jose Altuve, Alex Presley, Brandon Backe

Shriner's Hospital for Children- Galveston

•             10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

•             815 Market Avenue Drive, Galveston, TX 77550

•             Open to media

 

U.S. Coast Guard

•             11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             1 Ferry Road, Galveston, TX 77550

•             Open to media