Houston Astros Carlos Correa, Evan Gattis and More Join George Springer to Host Inaugural All-Star Bowling Benefit
Benefiting Camp SAY: The Summer Camp for Young People Who Stutter
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/8/2015, 3 p.m.
HOUSTON (July 8, 2015) George Springer, a celebrated Houston Astros outfielder will host his Inaugural All-Star Bowling Benefit at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Lucky Strike Houston, benefiting Camp SAY.
Springer, a person who stutters, recently became the national spokesperson for Camp SAY, a life changing summer camp for young people who stutter. Springer is hosting the Bowling Benefit to establish the George Springer Kids Fund, which offers young people of all socioeconomic backgrounds financial aid assistance and access to Camp SAY.
"I want to help kids who stutter build the confidence they need to pursue their own dreams," said Springer.
Guests are invited to attend alongside Springer and celebrity lane captains. The following and more are scheduled to attend:
E-Street Band member Everett Bradley
Houston Dynamo Michael Chabala
Houston Astro Carlos Correa
Philanthropist Carolyn Farb
Houston Astro Evan Gattis
Yankees pitching legend, "Louisiana Lightning" Ron Guidry
Former Houston Oiler Haywood Jeffires
KPRC's Khambrel Marshall
KTRK's David Nuno
KHOU's Bob Allen
Former Houston Oiler Dan Pastorini
Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts
The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by bowling with celebrity lane captains, open bar and dinner. The event will also feature a silent and online auction with sport themed items, experiences, and memorabilia such as a 15-person suite at a Houston Rockets game, 36-person suite with six parking passes to a Houston Astros game, Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverly autographed jersey, Former Houston Oiler Dan Pastorini autographed football, and tickets to a Houston Dynamo game. In addition, the auction will include beauty, kids, fashion, sweet treats and entertainment packages. 100 percent of the proceeds from the event and auction will help send children from families-in-need to Camp SAY.
Camp SAY is a program of SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers comprehensive and innovative programs that address the physical, social and emotional impact of stuttering.
Tickets begin at $200, Sponsorships and Ads begin at $1,000. Tickets must be purchased in advance, limited number available! To purchase a sponsorship, program ad or tickets, visit www.say.org/joingeorge, or contact Noah Cornman at 212-414-9696, ext. 201 or Noah@SAY.org.
About George Springer
George Springer is a celebrated Houston Astros rookie outfielder, recent Sports Illustrated cover athlete, and a person who stutters. Springer was selected by the Houston Astros out of the University of Connecticut in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. As the 11th overall selection, Springer became the highest selection in the MLB Draft in Connecticut baseball history. Springer played his first MLB game in April 2014. In 2013, Springer joined the 30-30 club, recording more than 30 home runs and stolen bases. Springer was also named MVP in the Texas League All-Star Game, the Texas League Player of the Year, a Baseball America Minor League All-Star, an MLB.com Organization All-Star, and was a finalist for USA Today's Minor League Player of the Year Award. Springer was raised in New Britain, CT. Learn more at houston.astros.mlb.com.
About SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
The Stuttering Association for the Young (formerly Our Time) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes every voice matters, and offers Camp SAY, a summer camp for young people who stutter, SAY after-school & weekend programs and Speech Therapy. Young people from all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to SAY programs, and in 2015 alone, more than $400,000 in financial aid is being awarded to families in need. www.SAY.org
About Camp SAY
Camp SAY is a summer camp where everything seems possible for a young person who stutters, and where they develop the skills they need to communicate more effectively, build self-confidence and forge friendships to last a lifetime. This sleep-away camp welcomes children and teens that stutter, ages 8-18, and their young family members and friends who want to share an incredible camp experience together. Young people from across the country, and beyond, attend Camp SAY year-after-year. www.CampSAY.org