Houston Astros' Alex Bregman surprises students with special needs in Angleton

By Cathy Hernandez - Reporter

ANGLETON, Texas - The Houston Astros' third baseman Alex Bregman surprised students with special needs at an elementary school in Angleton.

“It really brings me to a loss for words when you see the smiles on their faces and know you made an impact,” said Bregman.

Bregman visited a class of children with special needs at Angleton ISD’s Central Elementary Wednesday morning.

The baseball star hand-delivered iPads funded by his non-profit organization, AB for AUDS and Gulf Coast Ford.

His organization's mission is to give educational support to children with autism and Down syndrome.

“Three years ago, my godson was diagnosed with autism and I kinda wanted to learn more about it and from that moment on, I kinda felt like it was gonna be my cause,” said Bregman.

That’s why the cause was so close to his heart.

“I call him during the season whether I’m doing well or doing bad. He puts a smile on my face and it’s just special,” he said.

This is just one of the organization’s first projects. They plan to do more throughout the year.

“Before we left for spring training, we wanted to come out and kinda make an impact in the community here in Angleton and hopefully we can help some kids," said Bregman.

Bregman will travel to spring training on Thursday. He said he’s excited to get back on the field and hopefully make it back to the World Series.

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