HOUSTON-- Houston Astros FanFest concluded the Astros week-long Winter Caravan at Minute Maid Park today, Saturday, Jan. 24 from 11:00 am - 3:00 p.m. Nearly 5,000 fans enjoyed 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 and a vendor expo. Additionally, Houston Methodist conducted a blood drive at Minute Maid Park during the event. The majority of FanFest proceeds benefit the Astros Foundation's programs for at-risk children and teens.
The interactive Social Media Zone hosted Astros players and Legends throughout the day, where fans took selfies with players in an interactive photo booth and participated in Twitter Q&As with players and Legends as well as a FanFest social media scavenger hunt for a chance to win great Astros prizes.
Astros players, prospects and legends who appeared at FanFest included Jose Altuve, Mark Appel, Brandon Backe, Craig Biggio, Chris Carter, Kevin Chapman, Carlos Correa, Larry Dierker, Matt Dominguez, Josh Fields, Evan Gattis, Marwin Gonzalez, Luke Gregerson, Robbie Grossman, Milo Hamilton, L.J. Hoes, John Hudek, Dallas Keuchel, Jed Lowrie, Jake Marisnick, Collin McHugh, Colin Moran, Pat Neshek, Brad Peacock, Alex Presley, Terry Puhl, Jon Singleton, Chad Qualls, J.R. Richard, Tony Sipp, George Springer, Max Stassi, Carl Warwick, Asher Wojciechowski and Jimmy Wynn.