PITTSBURGH -- Astros legend Craig Biggio played host to his annual Sunshine Kids Party on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
Biggio, who retired after 20 seasons with the Astros in 2007, played baseball on the field at Minute Maid Park with dozens of children from the Sunshine Kids program and their families. Biggio has been a long-time supporter of the Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families.
Biggio and the Astros also played host to a lunch in the Five-Seven Grille, where Biggio signed autographs and took photos with the children and families. Astros owner Drayton McLane and president of baseball operations Tal Smith also attended the event. Additionally, several Astros front-office employees volunteered at the event.
Biggio and his wife, Patty, have worked closely with the Sunshine Kids for more than 20 years, making frequent visits to the Sunshine Kids House, which they helped renovate. They've hosted monthly visits to Astros games and participated in numerous golf tournaments and galas, which have raised millions of dollars for the organization.