Astros Foundation hosts annual Golf Classic tomorrow

Proceeds to benefit Astros Foundation and the Sunshine Kids Foundation

WHO:                   Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane

                                Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan

                                Astros legend and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio

                                Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow

                                Astros manager A.J. Hinch

                                Players and coaches (current/former): Alan Ashby, Brandon Backe, Kevin Bass, Enos Cabell,

                                Larry Dierker, Lance McCullers, Gary Pettis, Terry Puhl, Craig Reynolds, Nolan Ryan, Steve

                                Sparks, Brent Strom, Vince Velasquez, Jose Cruz*, Jimmy Wynn*, and members of the

                                current roster* (please note list is subject to change).

 

                                *Attending lunch only

                                                               

WHAT:                The Astros Foundation is hosting its annual Golf Classic, benefitting the Astros Foundation's

                                cornerstone programs as well as the Sunshine Kids

 

WHEN:                Tomorrow, Thursday, September 24

                                6:30 a.m. - Player registration and breakfast

                                8:00 a.m. - Tournament rules and shotgun start

                                1:00 p.m. - Lunch, auction and awards celebration

                                               

WHERE:              Golf Club of Houston

                                5860 Wilson Road, Humble, Texas 77396

                       

INFORMATION:

The Astros Foundation is hosting its annual Golf Classic, benefitting the Astros Foundation's cornerstone programs as well as the Sunshine Kids. The honorary chair of the 2015 Astros Foundation Golf Classic is Astros legend and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio. The format of the Classic is a Four-Person Scramble.

 

Media wishing to cover the event should contact Dena Propis at dpropis@astros.com. Ideal times for media to conduct interviews are from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. However, media are welcome to cover the event at any point. On the day of the event, please contact Dena Propis upon arrival at 713-494-3746 for assistance.

 

ABOUT THE ASTROS FOUNDATION:

The Astros Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros, seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs serving at-risk children and teens. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros Urban Youth Academy and the Astros RBI Program.

                                                          

ABOUT THE SUNSHINE KIDS FOUNDATION:

The Sunshine Kids Foundation is a Houston based national non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality activities to children with cancer.