Houston Astros' Carlos Correa and More Join George Springer for Second Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit

Benefiting Camp SAY: A Summer Camp for Young People Who Stutter

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/31/2016, 12:23 p.m.
George Springer, a celebrated Houston Astros outfielder, will host his Second Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit at 7 p.m. on Thursday, ...
Houston Astro's George Springer

HOUSTON (May 31, 2016) George Springer, a celebrated Houston Astros outfielder, will host his Second Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 downtown at Lucky Strike Houston, benefiting Camp SAY.

Springer, a person who stutters, is the national spokesperson for Camp SAY, a life-changing summer camp for young people who stutter. In the inaugural year, Springer hosted the Bowling Benefit to establish the George Springer Kids Fund, which raised more than $100,000 and provided 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 dreams," said Springer.

Guests are invited to attend alongside Springer and celebrity lane captains. The following and more are scheduled to attend:

  • Oakland A's Billy Butler
  • Houston Astros' Carlos Correa
  • KPRC's AM 950 Radio Host Michael Garfield
  • Houston Astros Manager AJ Hinch
  • Former Houston Oiler Haywood Jeffires
  • KPRC's AM 950 Radio Host Steve Johnson
  • Houston Texans' Whitney Mercilus
  • Houston Texans' Braxton Miller
  • KTRK's David Nuno
  • Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts
  • KPRC's AM 950 Radio Host John Walton
  • Former New York Yankee Vernon Wells
  • KMBE's AM 790 Radio Host Lance Zierlein

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 sports themed items, experiences and memorabilia such as Houston Astros suite tickets, on-field opportunity to watch Astros batting practice, Houston Astros Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa autographed posters, Houston Rockets team autographed basketball and Former Houston Oiler Dan Pastorini autographed football. In addition, the auction will include beauty, kids, fashion, dining, wine and entertainment packages. All the proceeds from the event and silent 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.

Benefit tickets begin at $200 and sponsorships begin at $1,000. Tickets must be purchased in advance, limited benefit tickets available. To purchase a sponsorship or tickets, visit www.say.org/joingeorge, or contact Noah Cornman at 212-414-9696, ext. 201 or Noah@SAY.org.

The Hyatt Regency Houston is a sponsor of the Bowling Benefit and media and other sponsors include: Greensheet Media, Houston Family Magazine, Houstonia Magazine, Ultra Magazine, Blackhorse Limousine, The Legacy Agency, Mister French's Gourmet Bakery, People's Choice Awards, and The Houston Astros.

About George Springer

George Springer is a celebrated Houston Astros outfielder, 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 Confident Voices after-school & weekend programs and Speech Therapy. Young people from all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to SAY programs, and this year 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