The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic will feature six Texas programs in Baylor, Houston, Rice, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas State. The 19th annual tournament will feature nine games at Minute Maid Park from March 1-3, 2019.
General Admission tickets are now available for each day of the tournament, as well as a three day package.
The Astros Foundation will donate $1 from the sale of each ticket to Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international health care system with 22 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families' ability to pay.
First Pitch Luncheon
First Pitch Luncheon
Thursday, February 28, 2019
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Minute Maid Park
Join the Astros Foundation to celebrate the start of the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at the First Pitch Luncheon. Participating teams' head coaches will join patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children to discuss the weekend's matchups and the 2019 season.
Participating Head Coaches include*:
- Steve Rodriguez - Baylor
- Todd Whitting - Houston
- Matt Bragga - Rice
- Rob Childress - Texas A&M
- Jim Schlossnagle - TCU
- Ty Harrington - Texas State
Individual tickets are available for $40 or tables of 10 can be purchased for $400. Net proceeds from this event will fully benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international health care system that is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. With 22 locations in North America, including Houston and Galveston, Shriners Hospitals for Children provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors.
*Head coaches are subject to change.