Astros and BBVA Compass Announce Sponsorship of Astros Buddies Club

The Houston Astros and BBVA Compass announced today the new presenting sponsorship of the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass, the official Kids Club of the Houston Astros.

April 12th, 2018

The Houston Astros and BBVA Compass announced today the new presenting sponsorship of the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass, the official Kids Club of the Houston Astros.

"The Astros proudly welcome BBVA Compass into the fold as the presenting sponsor of the Astros Buddies Club," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "BBVA Compass' commitment to creating opportunities for young people made them the perfect fit for this particular partnership, which is focused on making the ballclub and Minute Maid Park accessible and exciting for kids."

"At a global level, BBVA Compass' vision is to create opportunities for people of all ages," said BBVA Compass Houston Market CEO Mark Montgomery. "The Astros Buddies Club is the perfect avenue for us to help the Astros create a fun and exciting experience for young people that will stick with them into adulthood. We couldn't be happier to be affiliated with this world-class and World Champion ballclub through the Buddies program."

The Astros Buddies Club is the ballclub's longest-standing fan program, dating back to the 1960's. The Six Shooter Club debuted in 1962 and then became the Astros Buddies Club when the franchise changed names and moved to the Astrodome in 1965.

An Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass membership includes premium items, exclusive Buddies-only experiences, tickets to select Astros games, newsletters and more. Astros Buddies memberships are available for young fans 12 and under. Parents and caregivers of Buddies members will also have the opportunity to learn about the BBVA Compass 529 College Savings Program, as information regarding the program will be included in the Buddies welcome pack. More information on BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, including the 529 College Savings Program, can also be found at


The Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass offers several exclusive opportunities for members all season long.

Throughout the 2018 season, there will be five autograph sessions on select weekend dates, just for Buddies! Buddies members also get early access to Kids Run the Bases, which takes place following every Sunday day game. Astros Buddies can start lining up as early as the top of the 8th inning and will be first down to the field. Buddies members have the chance to participate in the Summer Series Buddies Clinics, which take place on the field at Minute Maid Park. Buddies members learn the basics of baseball from Astros Youth Academy instructors on the same field where the Houston Astros play! Members also have the opportunity to take a lap around the warning track during Buddies pregame parades, which fall on Buddies game dates so members can use their vouchers to participate.

Each Saturday home game, Buddies member will be selected at random to watch the Astros take Batting Practice from the field. Members are automatically entered and winners will be provided tickets for that day's Astros game. During select Sunday home games, Buddies members will be selected at random to Take the Field with the Houston Astros during the National Anthem prior to first pitch. The selected winners will be given tickets for that day's game as well. Buddies members are also automatically entered for the chance to "work" for the Astros for a day during Buddies Behind-the-Scenes Day! Roles include groundskeeper, PA announcer, pregame coordinator, Shooting Star and more. Game tickets will be provided to the randomly selected winners.

For more information on the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass, please visit


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