Astros 2012 CAREavan Travels on 3,500+ Miles Tour

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros 2012 CAREavan wrapped up another successful winter road trip with stops last Friday in Katy, Texas. The Astros CAREavan completed its annual tour making 47 stops in 13 cities over eight days, traveling more than 3,500 miles. More than 35 Astros players, alumni, coaches and front office staff participated in CAREavan.

The Houston Astros 2012 CAREavan hit the road on February 1, with three full days of visits throughout central and south Texas.  The team made two-day trips to Austin (Feb. 1-2), Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen (Feb. 1-2) and San Antonio (Feb. 2-3), and spent a day in Corpus Christi and Victoria (Feb. 3).   Highlights included conducting several youth baseball clinics, visiting with military and pediatric patients at hospitals and serving fans lunch at Chick-fil-A.

During the CAREavan’s second week, the Astros traveled to Oklahoma City (Feb. 6) and visited with military personnel at Tinker Air Force Base, patients at Mercy Hospital and Oklahoma City RedHawks season ticket holders and sponsors.  The week also included five, single-day trips in Houston, Sugar Land, Spring, Cypress and Katy.  The local tours visited numerous schools for reading activities and Fielder’s Choice assemblies, conducted youth baseball clinics and made daily stops at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores for free autograph sessions.

CAREavan stops for each date are detailed below:

Outer Markets – FEBRUARY 1-3 AND FEBRUARY 6

Wednesday, February 1 – Austin, TX

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

  • Cedar Park Middle School
  • RBI Austin Baseball and Softball Clinic
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

 

Thursday, February 2 – Austin, TX

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

  • Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • River Oaks Elementary School

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Wednesday, February 1 – Brownsville, TX

Jose Altuve, Jimmy Paredes, Fernando Rodriguez, Alex Trevino

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Lucio Middle School
  • Welcome to Brownsville Reception
  • CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

Thursday, February 2 – Harlingen and McAllen, TX

Jose Altuve, Jimmy Paredes, Fernando Rodriguez, Alex Trevino

  • Memorial Middle School
  • Welcome to McAllen Reception
  • CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Thursday, February 2 – San Antonio, TX

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

  • San Antonio Military Medical Center
  • RBI San Antonio Baseball and Softball Clinic
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

Friday, February 3 – San Antonio, TX

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

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Adams Elementary School
  • RBI San Antonio Baseball and Softball Clinic

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Friday, February 3 – Corpus Christi and Victoria, TX

Jose Altuve, Brian Bogusevic, J.B. Shuck, Shane Reynolds, Milo Hamilton, Jim Crane

  • Flour Bluff Primary School
  • Corpus Christi Hooks Luncheon
  • CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Monday, February 6 – Oklahoma City, Okla.

Jose Altuve, David Carpenter, J.D. Martinez, Larry Dierker, Milo Hamilton, Jim Crane

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks VIP Luncheon
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Tinker Air Force Base
  • Oklahoma City RedHawks Reception
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

HoustON AREA – FEBRUARY 6-10

Monday, February 6 – Houston, TX

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

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Clemente Martinez Elementary School
  • Carver High School/Astros Urban Youth Academy
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Tuesday, February 7 – Sugar Land, TX

David Carpenter, Chris Johnson, Bud Norris, Brett Wallace, Brett Dolan

  • Colony Meadows Elementary School
  • Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
  • Ft. Bend Family YMCA After-School Program
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Wednesday, February 8 – Spring, TX

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

  • AVANCE-Southwest School
  • CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic at The Edge
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Thursday, February 9 – Cypress, TX

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

  • CyFair College Branch Library
  • Spillane Middle School
  • CAREavan Baseball and Softball Clinic
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Friday, February 10 – Katy, TX

Jason Castro, Chris Johnson, Jed Lowrie, Brett Wallace, Jose Cruz, Bill Brown

  • Brookwood Community
  • Methodist Hospital West
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors