Houston Area Chevy Dealers Celebrate the Astros 50th Anniversary

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros, Chevrolet and the Houston area Chevy dealers are celebrating the Astros 50th anniversary with several activities that give fans a fun and up-close experience with Astros baseball.  The activities taking place during the 2012 season include numerous player autograph signings at Houston Area Chevy Dealerships, a Chevy Youth Base Stealer at each home game and Chevrolet is sponsoring two youth baseball clinics at Minute Maid Park during the month of April.

“Chevrolet has been a long-time supporter of baseball at all levels and they have been a proud partner of the Astros for many years,” said Rosi Hernandez, vice president, corporate partnerships.  “We are dedicated to providing our fans with great baseball experiences and we are grateful that Chevrolet is working with us to offer exciting fan activities this season.”

“From back yards to the big leagues, Chevrolet is committed to community where our customers live, work and play,” said Steve Flynn, regional Chevrolet marketing manager.  “There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and we want to celebrate with the Astros during their 50th anniversary season by giving fans multiple opportunities to interact with their favorite team.”

Houston Area Chevy Dealers Player Appearances

On Saturdays, local Chevy dealers will host free, public autograph sessions by current and former Astros players.  Times and the players appearing will be announced prior to each autograph session.

April 21

Don Davis Chevrolet

5020 7th St.

Bay City, TX 77414


Don Davis Motor Co.

2011 N. Mechanic St.

El Campo, TX 77437


May 5

Knapp Chevrolet

815 Houston Ave.

Houston, TX 77007


Mac Haik Chevrolet

11711 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX 77079

May 19

John Keating Chevrolet

21001 Crosby Freeway

Crosby, TX 77532


Ron Craft Chevrolet

4114 Highway 10 East

Baytown, TX 77521

June 2

Lone Star Chevrolet

18900 Northwest Freeway

Jersey Village, TX 77065


Parkway Chevrolet

25500 Highway 249

Tomball, TX 77375


June 23

Classic Chevrolet Auto Group

8020 Broadway

Galveston, TX 77554


Demontrond Chevrolet

3220 I-45 North

Texas City, 77591


July 7

Gulf Coast Chevrolet

1901 W. Highway FM 523

Angleton, TX 77515


Strickland Chevrolet

5719 Broadway St.

Pearland, TX 77581

July 28

Buckalew Chevrolet

1100 I-45 South at Gladstell

Conroe, TX 77304


Martin Autopark

516 South Washington

Cleveland, TX 77237

August 11

Champion Chevrolet –

Hwy 6

8100 South Highway 6

Houston, TX 77083


Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land

13115 Southwest Freeway

Sugar Land, TX 77487


August 18

Finnegan Chevrolet

26529 Southwest Freeway

Rosenberg, TX 77471


Westside Chevrolet

23001 Katy Freeway

Katy, TX 77450


September 1

Champion Chevrolet -Gulf Freeway

13800 Gulf Freeway

Houston, TX 77034


Norman Frede Chevrolet

16801 Feather Craft

Houston, TX 77058

September 15

Allen Samuels Chevrolet

7000 Southwest Freeway

Houston, TX 77074


Davis Chevrolet

2277 South Loop West

Houston, TX 77054

September 22

Munday Chevrolet

17800 North Freeway

Houston, TX 77090


Robbins Chevrolet

18611 Eastex Freeway

Humble, TX 77338

Chevy Youth Base Stealer

During every Astros home game, one young fan will “steal” third base while the grounds crew conducts field maintenance during the fifth inning.  Participants will be selected through Chevrolet dealer promotions.  Some children will be chosen at random from among children in attendance at Astros games.  Each participating child gets to keep third base.

Chevrolet and Youth Baseball

April 14-15, Chevrolet will host the Chevrolet Youth Baseball Clinics at Minute Maid Park.  Each clinic features two hours of baseball instruction and includes lunch for over 400 kids.  Participants will also gain additional baseball insight through a question and answer session with a former Astros player.

For the past four years, the Houston Area Chevy Dealers have partnered with local youth leagues donating $400,000 in and around the Houston area in the form of check donations, equipment and fundraiser opportunities for boys and girls to play baseball.