Astros 2012 CAREavan hits the road Feb. 1

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros 2012 CAREavan will hit the road on Wednesday, February 1, with three full days of visits throughout central and south Texas, a trip to Oklahoma City, Okla. and five days in the Houston area. In addition to numerous private community stops, each day will include free public autograph sessions at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores. 

 

The team will make two-day trips to Austin (Feb. 1-2), Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen (Feb. 1-2) and San Antonio (Feb. 2-3), travel to Corpus Christi and Victoria (Feb. 3), and head to Oklahoma City (Feb. 6).  The team’s annual winter trek will also visit five different communities in the Houston area (Feb. 6-10).  More than 30 Astros players, alumni, coaches and front office staff will take part in the 2012 CAREavan.  A summary of the team’s activities and the players participating are listed below and a list of stops open to the public is posted at www.astros.com/careavan.    *Players may be added and are subject to change.

 

The 2012 CAREavan is part of a two-week winter baseball festival that includes the annual Baseball Dinner and the Astros In Action Foundation’s FanFest.  On Friday, February 10, the Astros In Action Foundation and Minute Maid will host the 27th Annual Baseball Dinner benefiting the Grand Slam For Youth Baseball scholarship program.  This year’s dinner will highlight 50 years of Houston baseball.  Past Astros MVPs will be honored and the evening will feature awards given to current Astros and other area baseball standouts.

 

FanFest will be Saturday, February 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Minute Maid Park.  The one-day fundraising event will feature autograph sessions, a garage sale of Astros merchandise, mystery grab bags and new experiences including the opportunity to run the bases.  Fans will be able to meet the new ownership group and hear from Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow at Talkin’ Baseball sessions.  Proceeds from FanFest benefit the Astros Urban Youth Academy.  Information about CAREavan, the Baseball Dinner and FanFest is available at www.astros.com/community.

 

Outer Markets – FEBRUARY 1-3 AND FEBRUARY 6

 

Wednesday, February 1 – Austin, TX

Jordan Lyles, J.B. Shuck, Kyle Weiland, Doug Brocail, Dave Raymond

 

Cedar Park Middle School

  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

RBI Austin Baseball and Softball Clinic

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open only to pre-registered youth players and all media

 

Ronald McDonald House

  • 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Wednesday, February 1 – Brownsville, TX

Jose Altuve, Jimmy Paredes, Fernando Rodriguez, Alex Trevino

 

Chick-fil-A

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch service for fans
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Lucio Middle School

  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

Welcome to Brownsville Reception

  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Open only to pre-registered youth players and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Thursday, February 2 – Austin, TX

Jordan Lyles, J.B. Shuck, Kyle Weiland, Doug Brocail, Dave Raymond

 

Dell Diamond Children’s Hospital

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

 


River Oaks Elementary

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

Thursday, February 2 – Harlingen, TX and McAllen, TX

Jose Altuve, Jimmy Paredes, Fernando Rodriguez, Alex Trevino

 

Memorial Middle School

  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

Welcome to McAllen Reception

  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open only to pre-registered youth players and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Thursday, February 2 – San Antonio

Jarred Cosart, J.A. Happ, Humberto Quintero, Angel Sanchez, Larry Dierker, Brett Dolan

 

RBI San Antonio Baseball and Softball Clinic

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open only to pre-registered youth players and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Friday, February 3 – San Antonio

Jarred Cosart, J.A. Happ, Humberto Quintero, Angel Sanchez, Larry Dierker, Brett Dolan

 

Chick-fil-A

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch service for fans
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Adams Elementary School

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

RBI San Antonio Baseball and Softball Clinic

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open only to pre-registered youth players and all media

 

Friday, February 3 – Corpus Christi, TX and Victoria, TX

Brian Bogusevic, Chris Johnson, J.B. Shuck, Shane Reynolds, Milo Hamilton

 

Flour Bluff School

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Astros story time
  • Open to all media

 

Corpus Christi Hooks Luncheon

  • 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Open to luncheon ticket holders and all media

 

CAREavan Baseball Clinic (Victoria)

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open only to pre-registered Victoria NW Little League players and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Victoria)

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Monday, February 6 – Oklahoma City, Okla.

David Carpenter, Milo Hamilton

 

Oklahoma City RedHawks Luncheon

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Open to RedHawks guests only and all media

 

Mercy Health Center

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

Tinker Air Force Base

  • 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

Oklahoma City RedHawks Season Ticket Holder Reception

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Open to RedHawks season ticket holders and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media

 

 

HoustON AREA – FEBRUARY 6-10

Monday, February 6 - Houston

Jason Bourgeois, Bud Norris, Bobby Meacham, Brad Mills, Bob Watson, Jimmy Wynn, Jim Deshaies

 

Chick-fil-A

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch service for fans
  • Open to fans and all media

 

 

Clemente Martinez Elementary School

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Real Men Read MENtoring event
  • Open to all media

 

Carver High School/Astros Urban Youth Academy

  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Careers in Baseball panel discussion
  • Open to pre-registered Urban Youth Academy members and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media

 

Tuesday, February 7 – Sugar Land

Chris Johnson, Bud Norris, Brett Wallace, Doug Brocail, Brett Dolan

 

Colony Meadows Elementary School

  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

Ft. Bend Family YMCA

  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Open to all fans and media

 

Wednesday, February 8 – Spring

Brian Bogusevic, Jason Bourgeois, J.D. Martinez, Brad Mills, Jose Cruz, Jim Deshaies

 

AVANCE Houston/Southwest School

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic at The Edge

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open to pre-registered members of Orwall and South Montgomery youth leagues and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Open to all fans and media

 

Thursday, February 9 – Cypress

Jed Lowrie, J.D. Martinez, Brad Mills, Alex Trevino, Jeff Luhnow, Bill Brown

 

CyFair College Branch Library

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Bilingual Astros story time

 

Spillane Middle School

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
  • Fielder’s Choice assembly
  • Open to all media

 

CAREavan Baseball Clinic

  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open to pre-registered members of the CyFair Sports Association and all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Open to all fans and media

 

Friday, February 10 – Katy

Jason Castro, Jed Lowrie, Brett Wallace, Bill Brown

 

Brookwood Community

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Astros attend Brookwood Pep Rally, tour the residential community for adults with functional disabilities
  • Open to all media

 

Methodist Hospital West

  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Open to all media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors (Katy)

  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Open to fans and all media