SHARE2CARE FOR FLOOD RELIEF
Proceeds from the Astros Foundation's Share2Care raffle to be held during this weekend's series vs. the Boston Red Sox will benefit residents affected by the flooding in the Houston area earlier this week. All Astros Foundation's proceeds from the three-game series will go the American Red Cross' Houston flood relief efforts.
Share2Care is a 50/50 raffle held by the Astros Foundation at each Astros home game. Fans can purchase tickets from sellers at several locations throughout Minute Maid Park. One winning ticket is selected each game with the winner receiving half of that game's raffle proceeds and the Astros Foundation receiving the other half.
WEEKEND PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAYS
On Saturday, April 23, 10,000 fans will receive a Carlos Correa Replica White Home Jersey giveaway, courtesy of Waste Management.
Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive Saturday's promotional giveaway, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed.
BIG AND BRIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
Big and Bright Friday Night fireworks return this Friday, featuring a "Monster Ballads" musical theme. Fireworks begin approximately 15 minutes following the conclusion of Friday's 7:10 p.m. game vs. the Boston Red Sox.
Two of this weekend's games will be broadcast nationally. Saturday's 3:05 p.m. game will air on Fox Sports (FS1) in addition to ROOT SPORTS SOUTHWEST.
Sunday's specially-timed 7:05 p.m. evening game will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.
With the switch to a later game on a school night, Kids Run the Bases will not take place postgame. The Astros are happy to offer Kids Run the Bases after every Sunday afternoon game as part of Kroger Family Sundays and look forward to its return on Sunday, May 8.
As always, fans can catch all of the game action on the Astros flagship radio stations, KBME 790 AM and La Nueva 94.1 FM.
Prior to Saturday's 3:05 p.m. game, the Astros will recognize the club winners of the 2015 BBWAA awards, Louisville Silver Slugger and Rawlings Gold Glove Awards in a special on-field pregame ceremony. Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will be receiving his second Silver Slugger and first Gold Glove Award after leading all AL second basemen in offensive productivity (.313 batting average, 15 HR and a .812 OPS) and fielding percentage (.993) in 2015. In addition to winning the 2015 AL Cy Young Award, Dallas Keuchel will take home his second Gold Glove Award and was named the BBWAA Astros Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year. Carlos Correa, 2015 AL Rookie of the Year, was also named the BBWAA Astros Rookie of the Year. Astros Executive Advisor and pitching legend Nolan Ryan is the 2015 recipient of the Fred Hartman Award for long and meritorious service.
Additionally, the Astros will recognize and honor the career of Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz prior to Friday's 7:10 p.m. game in an on-field ceremony.
Before Sunday's 7:10 p.m. contest, the Astros and Wells Fargo are teaming up to honor some of Houston's hometown heroes. Houston Police Officers Horace Scott, J. Huckabee and J. Caldwell went above and beyond the call of duty to save a Houston citizen from taking his own life. In honor of their brave service, each officer will receive a personalized bat during the on-field pregame ceremony.
COCA-COLA ASTROS BUDDIES CLUB
Make sure to get your little Astros fan signed up for the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club to get in on all of the Astros Opening Series action! Being a Coca-Cola Astros Buddies member includes premium items, exclusive Buddies-only experiences, tickets to an Astros game, newsletters and more. Coca-Cola Astros Buddies memberships are for kids 12 and under. For more information on the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club, please visit www.astros.com/buddies.