Astros Foundation and ROOT Sports to Host Charity Game at Minute Maid Park

The Astros Foundation and ROOT Sports will be hosting the first-ever Astros Foundation Charity Game and live broadcast at Minute Maid Park on Friday, Sept. 9 as the Astros face off against the former NL Central rival Chicago Cubs. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and USO Houston.


During the September 9 game against the Cubs, fans can show their support by purchasing a VIP Charity Bag or a Hall of Fame Charity Bag that include tickets to a 2017 game, autographed merchandise and more. The bags will be available at the game, over the phone and online. Links to purchase will be available at on September 9.


As a part of this inaugural event, ROOT Sports will produce a special one-hour pregame show and feature segments about the beneficiaries. For more information about the Astros Foundation Charity Game and the prizes available in the charity bags, please visit



ROOT SPORTS™ is the television home of the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets. The network reaches approximately 4.2 million households across five states and delivers more than 250 live events each year- all of which are available in high definition. ROOT SPORTS Southwest is owned and operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.