Houston Astros foundation donates $65,000 to help build playground honoring boy who died of brain eating amoeba
Josiah died Sept. 8, 2020, just days after encountering a deadly brain eating amoeba found in Lake Jackson’s water supply. That’s how the vision for a blue, white and orange, Astros-themed playground came about. With the approval of their education foundation, the educators created an online fundraiser with the hopes of raising $65,000 for the playground. That was until Twila Carter, CEO of The Astros Foundation, walked into the elementary school with a giant check for $65,000. Mohrman said the school will continue to raise money on the online fundraiser to get a plaque and other add-ons for the playground.
Houston Health administered nearly 3,600 doses at Minute Maid Park COVID-19 vaccination clinic
HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department administered nearly 3,600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. The Houston Health Department announced Friday a partnership with the Astros Foundation to host Minute Maid Park as a COVID-19 vaccination site on Saturday. Those who do not have an appointment with the health department will be turned away, health officials said. ”The City of Houston is working around the clock to get the COVID-19 vaccine to the public based on available supply. Unfortunately, we are not in control of the vaccine supply and must schedule local vaccines based on vaccine delivery,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
Astros cutouts bring joy to fans, help survivors of Hurricane Laura
HOUSTON Behind the home plate at Minute Maid Park, Astros fans will see cutouts of former President George H.W. While thousands of Astros fan cutouts fill the seats, the Astros welcome this new opportunity for fans to part of this unique and unprecedented season. This interaction has brought joy to fans like 80-year-old Charlotte Smith, an Astros superfan, who has her cutout near the former first couple. With all of Smiths doctor appointments, participating in the Astros season is good medicine. Returning the fan spiritThe fan cutouts, which are locally made with authenticated cardboard, has brought so much joy for various reasons.
Listen up, parents: Astros Foundation offering FREE support to help with online learning
HOUSTON In an effort to help with the new-normal student learning environment, the Astros Foundation is offering free, basic on-site support sessions to help adults and parents with using at-home learning technology applications, as well as instruction on navigating school websites. Socially-distanced sessions are being held at the new Bob Watson Education Center at the Astros Youth Academy, located at 2801 Victory Drive. Educators and parents have identified the need for technology support in this current environment. We are offering technology sessions in an effort to familiarize parents with devices, technology applications and school websites. The foundation says participants have come from many school districts, including Aldine, Cy-Fair, Houston, Humble, La Porte, Round Rock, Spring and YES Prep.
Heres how you can cheer on the Astros inside Minute Maid Park this season as a cardboard cutout
The Houston Astros could potentially have a stadium full of fans this season. The team has joined a handful of MLB teams that will fill their stands with cardboard cutouts of their biggest supporters. According to a report by CNBC, the trend was first seen in Europe when the German soccer team Borussia Mnchengladbach placed more than 12,000 cardboard cutouts of fans in seats at its stadium. Hoping for Minute Maid Park to look the same way, the Astros organization is accepting $100 donations in exchange for fans cardboard cutout to have a seat during home games. Cutouts will be placed in the Crawford Boxes, Houston Methodist Hall of Fame Alley, Budweiser Patio and Bullpen.
Get dad a special custom video from Houston Astros Orbit this Fathers Day
Still struggling to find the perfect Fathers Day gift? Houston Astros mascot Orbit is creating custom videos for Fathers Day. In the videos, Orbit will hold up multiple signs revealing a special message written by children to their dad. The deadline to request a special fathers day video from Orbit is June 17. Click here to reserve your custom video.