Astros Foundation to Host Second-Annual Diamond Dreams Gala on Friday, Jan. 20

Charitable event to feature legendary singer Diana Ross

The Astros Foundation is hosting the second-annual Diamond Dreams Gala featuring legendary performer Diana Ross on the field of Minute Maid Park on Friday, Jan. 20. The charitable event will benefit the Astros Foundation as well as New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need.

 

The Diamond Dreams Gala will serve as the grand finale of the Astros 2017 Caravan, an annual community outreach tour traveling throughout Houston and central and south Texas. Several Astros executives and players are scheduled to attend the Gala event, including Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter, New Hope Housing Chairman of the Board Mack Fowler, Astros players Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Chris Devenski, Mike Fiers, Will Harris, James Hoyt, Tony Kemp, Dallas Keuchel, Jake Marisnick, Brian McCann, Collin McHugh, Joe Musgrove, A.J. Reed, Brady Rodgers, George Springer, Max Stassi, Preston Tucker and Tyler White as well as Astros legends Brandon Backe, Kevin Bass, Craig Biggio, Bill Brown, Enos Cabell, John Hudek, James Mouton, Terry Puhl, Nolan Ryan and Jimmy Wynn.  All attendees subject to change.

 

The schedule for the 2017 Diamond Dreams Gala is as follows:

                5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Orange Carpet media availability and cocktail reception in the Atrium

                7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Diamond Dreams Gala program, featuring Diana Ross on the field

                10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - After-Party, featuring Slim Thug, in Union Station Lobby

 

For information about sponsorships, table availability or the After-Party, please email foundation@astros.com.

 

Media wishing to cover the Diamond Dreams Gala must RSVP with Dena Propis at dpropis@astros.com by, Thursday, Jan 19. Please indicate whether your outlet is covering the Diamond Dreams Gala, After-Party or both.

 

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 through our cornerstone initiatives: the Community Leaders program, the Astros MLB Youth Academy and the Astros RBI program. For more information on the Astros Foundation, please visit www.Astros.com/Foundation.

 

ABOUT NEW HOPE HOUSING:

New Hope Housing's core purpose is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who live on very limited incomes. New Hope's vision is to be an enduring institution serving Houston's most vulnerable citizens. For more information, please visit www.newhopehousing.com.

 

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