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Astros Announce 2017 Caravan Schedule

Caravan to make stops throughout Houston area, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi

The 2017 Houston Astros Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors begins on Tuesday, January 17. The annual community outreach tour consists of several trips over the course of three days with stops in the Houston area (Jan. 17 - 19), San Antonio (Jan. 18), Austin (Jan. 19) and Corpus Christi (Jan. 19), and culminates with the annual Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 21.

 

The 2017 Houston Astros Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors begins on Tuesday, January 17. The annual community outreach tour consists of several trips over the course of three days with stops in the Houston area (Jan. 17 - 19), San Antonio (Jan. 18), Austin (Jan. 19) and Corpus Christi (Jan. 19), and culminates with the annual Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 21.

 

Astros Caravan gives players and broadcasters an opportunity to connect with and thank fans as the team gears up for Spring Training and the 2017 season. The fan outreach tour will engage with first responders, stop at several different community centers, visit military facilities and hospitals and conduct baseball and softball clinics. There will also be several opportunities for fans to get FREE autographs from Astros players at select Academy Sports + Outdoors locations.

 

Current players joining the community engagement tour include Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Chris Devenski, Mike Fiers, Yuli Gurriel, Tony Kemp, Dallas Keuchel, Jake Marisnick, Lance McCullers, Joe Musgrove, A.J. Reed, Brady Rodgers, George Springer, Preston Tucker and Tyler White. Astros radio broadcasters Robert Ford and Steve Sparks, new TV broadcaster Todd Kalas and new full-time color analyst Geoff Blum will join Astros broadcasting legend Bill Brown for appearances throughout the week. Please note that all individuals are subject to change.

 

Other players may be added to those listed. For more information and complete details, visit www.astros.com/caravan and www.astros.com/fanfest.

 

The Astros will kick off Astros Caravan week with a Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, at the Houston Food Bank.

 

At the end of Caravan week, the Astros Foundation will host the second-annual Diamond Dreams Gala featuring legendary performer Diana Ross on the field of Minute Maid Park on Friday, Jan. 20. The charitable event will benefit the Astros Foundation as well as New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need.

 

Media wishing to cover the Diamond Dreams Gala must RSVP with Dena Propis at dpropis@astros.com by Thursday, Jan 19.

 

Astros FanFest will cap off the week-long Caravan at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with activities for all ages including autograph sessions with many current and former players, swings in the Astros batting cages, running the bases, bullpen throwing sessions, an interactive kids zone, fan forums with front office staff and current players, a vendor expo, clubhouse tours, a dedicated Social Media Zone and PlazaFest which includes a live petting zoo. The majority of FanFest proceeds will benefit the Astros Foundation.

 

Details for Astros Day of Service and Caravan are as follows, subject to change:

 

Monday, Jan. 16- Astros Day of Service

 

Houston

Orbit, Shooting Stars, Astros front office members

Houston Food Bank

•             9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

•             535 Portwall St., Houston, TX 77029

•             Open to media

 

Tuesday, Jan. 17

 

Southeast Houston/Galveston

Jose Altuve, Yuli Gurriel, A.J. Reed

Shriner's Hospital for Children- Galveston

•             10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

•             815 Market St., Galveston, TX 77550

•             Open to media

 

Ellington Air Force Base

•             12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             14657 Sneider Street, Houston, TX 77034

•             CLOSED to media

 

Texas Bay Credit Union, featuring Yuli Gurriel and A.J. Reed

•             1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

•             12611 Fuqua St., Houston, TX 77034

•             Open to media and public

 

Chick-fil-A, featuring Yuli Gurriel and A.J. Reed

•             2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

•             5940 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77023

•             Open to media and public

*Note- during this visit, any fan dining in or driving through with an Astros T-shirt or jersey on will receive a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich.

 

Special Olympics Clinic at Minute Maid Park

•             3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

•             501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002

•             Open to media

 

Northwest Houston

Lance McCullers, Brady Rodgers, Todd Kalas, Orbit

HISD HQ and School Visit, launching Book Mobile

•             10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

•             HISD HQ: 4400 W. 18th St, Houston, TX 77092

                Sinclair Elementary: 6410 Grovewood Lane, Houston, TX 77008

•             Open to media

 

Whataburger

•             12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             1110 Silber Road, Houston, TX 77055

•             Open to media and public

 

AT&T Store

•             2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

•             10650 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77092

•             Open to media and the public

 

First Responders- Houston Fire Station 5

•             3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

•             2020 Hollister St., Houston, TX 77080

•             CLOSED to media

 

Houston Pets Alive Adoption at Karbach Brewery

•             4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

•             2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX 77092

•             Open to media and public

*Note- Houston Pets Alive will have dogs available for adoption on-site, and for every 16 oz Karbach tour package purchased, Karbach will donate $3 to Houston Pets Alive.

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

•             11077 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77092

•             Open to media and public

 

Wednesday, Jan. 18

 

North Houston

Lance McCullers, George Springer

Keegan's Kitchen

•             2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•             1445 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77009

•             Open to media

 

Astros MLB Youth Academy Clinic

•             3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

•             2801 S. Victory Dr., Houston, TX 77088

•             Open to media

 

Hall of Fame Announcement Watch Party at Baker St. Pub

•             4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

•             25 Waterway Ave, The Woodlands, TX 77380

•             Open to media

•             Includes Astros mascot Orbit

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

•             1360 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380

•             Open to media and public

•             Includes Astros mascot Orbit

 

West Houston

Dallas Keuchel, Brady Rodgers

ConocoPhillips

•             11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

•             600 N. Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079

•             CLOSED to media

•             Includes Astros broadcasting legend Bill Brown

 

Chalk Talk at Woodcreek Jr. High School

•             1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

•             1801 Woodcreek Bend Ln., Katy, TX 77494

•             CLOSED to media

•             Includes Astros radio broadcaster Steve Sparks

 

Houston Methodist West Hospital

•             2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•             18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094

•             Open to media

 

Katy Little League Clinic

•             4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

•             24927 Morton Rd., Katy, TX 77493

•             Open to media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

•             23155 Katy Freeway (I-10 at Grand Parkway), Katy, TX 77450

•             Open to media and public

 

San Antonio

Tony Kemp, Joe Musgrove, Todd Kalas

Brooke Army Medical Center

•             12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             3551 Roger Brooke Dr., San Antonio, TX 78219

•             Open to media

 

Whataburger

•             2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•             8300 N. IH-35, Windcrest, TX 78239

•             Open to media and public

 

Caravan Jam at Main Plaza

•             6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

•             115 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205

•             Open to media and public

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

•             2643 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78230

•             Open to media and public

 

Thursday, Jan. 19

 

Central Houston

Alex Bregman, Jake Marisnick, Orbit

Chick-fil-A

•             9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

•             2222 Shearn St., Galveston, TX 77007

•             Open to media and public

*Note- during this visit, any fan dining in or driving through wearing Astros gear will receive a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit with any purchase.

 

Sunshine Kids Hospital Party

•             10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

•             Texas Children's Hospital- 6701 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030

•             Open to media

 

Houston Methodist Hospital- Texas Medical Center

•             12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

•             6565 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030

•             Open to media

 

Torchy's Tacos- Rice Village

•             1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

•             2400 Times Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

•             Open to media and public

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

•             2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098

•             Open to media and public

 

Astroline at Pluckers featuring Brian McCann

•             7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

•             1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston TX 77007

•             Open to media and public

 

Austin

Chris Devenski, Mike Fiers, Todd Kalas

RBI School Visit at Oak Springs Elementary School

•             12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

•             3601 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78702

•             Open to media

 

Pluckers Wing Bar

•             2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•             3909-B South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

•             Open to media and public

 

First Responders- Austin Police Department

•             3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

•             715 E. 8th St., Austin, TX 78701

•             Open to media

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

•             5400 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745

•             Open to media and public

 

Corpus Christi

Preston Tucker, Tyler White, Geoff Blum

Whataburger

•             2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

•             7702 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412

•             Open to media and public

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing

•             5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

•             5001 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78411

•             Open to media and public

 

Corpus Christi Hooks Cocktail Hour at Whataburger Field

•             6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

•             734 East Port Avenue, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

•             Open to media

 

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