Astros in the community, July 6-8

HOUSTON, TX – Throughout the Astros 50th anniversary season, the team is connecting with fans through various programs and events. 

Highlights from this homestand include:

Astros Free Player Autograph Sessions – July 7:

  • Art Howe: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Strickland Chevrolet – 5719 Broadway St., Pearland, TX 77581
  • J.R. Richard: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Chevrolet/Buick/GMC – 1901 W. Highway FM 523, Angleton, TX 77515

Sunshine Kids – July 7:
The Astros will welcome a group of approximately 60 people from the Sunshine Kids to Minute Maid Park for a pregame meet and greet with Astros players and coaches. The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families. Established in 1982, the Sunshine Kids Foundation is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients.

JULY 6-8: Community Clubhouse

The Astros Community Clubhouse is located on the main concourse behind section 107.  This booth is a central location for many in-park community activities, including Astros In Action Foundation memorabilia auctions and Astros Buddies Kids Club membership registration. 

  • July 6-8: Astros Buddies Kids Club registration, premium item pick-up and monthly rewards
  • July 6 and 7: Astros In Action Foundation memorabilia auction

JULY 6: ON THE HOME FRONT

With the help of USO Houston, the Astros will welcome several military families with loved ones serving away from home to a special Astros experience that includes an on-field batting practice visit.  The participants will receive tickets to the game, each preloaded with $15 that can be spent at most concession and retail stands.  Information about the Astros military efforts is available at www.astros.com/militaryappreciation.

JULY 6: TEAM 20

Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris is sponsoring Team 20.  Each homestand this summer, Norris is collaborating with Candlelighters to welcome a group of pediatric cancer patients and their families to a unique Astros experience.  The 20 attendees receive a ticket to the game, $15 towards ballpark purchases, and they meet Bud while watching batting practice from the field.  The mission of Candlelighters is to provide emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families.

JULY 7: MEET YOUR ASTROS

The Astros and Chevrolet are celebrating the team’s 50th anniversary with free autograph sessions at area Chevy Dealerships.

  • Art Howe: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Strickland Chevrolet – 5719 Broadway St., Pearland, TX 77581
  • J.R. Richard: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Chevrolet/Buick/GMC – 1901 W. Highway FM 523, Angleton, TX 77515

JULY 7: SUNSHINE KIDS

The Astros will welcome a group of approximately 60 people from the Sunshine Kids to Minute Maid Park for a pregame meet and greet with Astros players and coaches.  The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families.  Established in 1982, the Sunshine Kids Foundation is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. 

JULY 7: GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER BLOOD DRIVE

The Astros, ARAMARK and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will host a blood drive from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Union Station at Minute Maid Park.  Anyone donating or attempting to donate will receive a special Astros T-shirt and be entered into a drawing for tickets to a future Astros game.  Donors need not possess a game ticket to donate blood; however, they must have a game ticket if they plan to attend the 3:05 p.m. game.  Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good health.  The process takes less than an hour and one donation can save up to three lives.

JULY 8: HOME SWEET HOME

Each Sunday game, the Astros host the Home Sweet Home program sponsored by Budweiser.  This program welcomes a small group of active, recently returned military personnel and their guests to a special Astros experience that includes a player meet and greet.  The group watches the game from a suite, catered with complimentary food and beverages, and is introduced to the crowd prior to the seventh inning singing of “God Bless America.”  USO Houston coordinates the participating military members.  Information about all the Astros military efforts is available at www.astros.com/militaryappreciation.