Astros Foundation to Host Annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 12

Proceeds to benefit Astros Foundation and childhood cancer support organizations

WHO:                   Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane

                                Houston Astros legends Alan Ashby, Brandon Backe, Craig Biggio, Enos Cabell,

                                                Roger Clemens, John Hudek, Terry Puhl, Nolan Ryan, Chris Sampson, Steve Sparks,

                                                Carl Warwick and Brian Williams

                                Pro golfers Jhonattan Vegas, Shawn Stefani, Chris Stroud and Mark Hubbard

                                Houston Astros 2016 players

                                                                                                               

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

                                cornerstone programs as well as the Sunshine Kids, Candlelighters Family Cancer Alliance and

                                the Ronald McDonald House Houston.

 

WHEN:                Monday, September 12

                                11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - media availability

                                               

WHERE:              Golf Club of Houston

                                5860 Wilson Road, Humble, TX 77396

                       

INFORMATION:

The Astros Foundation is hosting its annual Golf Classic, benefitting the Astros Foundation's cornerstone programs as well as the Sunshine Kids, Candlelighters Family Cancer Alliance and the Ronald McDonald House Houston.

 

Media wishing to cover the event should contact Dena Propis at dpropis@astros.com.

 

Media availability will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 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:

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

 

ABOUT CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER FAMILY ALLIANCE:

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance provides emotional, educational, and practical support to families of children with cancer.

 

ABOUT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE HOUSTON:

Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a Home away from Home providing care, compassion and hope to families with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions.

 

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