Astros corporate partner Energy Transfer Partners announced the launch of a new philanthropic initiative to benefit the Astros Foundation for the 2018 season. Every time an Astros home run hits the Energy Transfer outfield sign in left-center field, the organization will donate $5,000 to the Astros Foundation. The Astros have
Astros corporate partner Energy Transfer Partners announced the launch of a new philanthropic initiative to benefit the Astros Foundation for the 2018 season. Every time an Astros home run hits the Energy Transfer outfield sign in left-center field, the organization will donate $5,000 to the Astros Foundation. The Astros have already recorded one such home run this season, courtesy of Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis on June 1 vs. the Boston Red Sox.
"The Astros Foundation is fortunate to have generous corporate partners such as Energy Transfer to help us make a greater impact in the Houston community," said Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter. "We hope to see many Astros home runs hitting that outfield sign in 2018."
"We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work." said Matt Ramsey, President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Transfer Partners. "The mission of the Astros Foundation aligns with our partnership's community investment guidelines of enriching youth, supporting our military and enhancing health services programs. Giving a donation to the Astros Foundation each time an Astros home run hits our sign in Minute Made Park is a fun way to engage the players, the community and our employees."
ABOUT THE ASTROS FOUNDATION:
The Astros Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros, seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs, the recognition and honor of our nation's military, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros Youth Academy and the Astros RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program. For more information on the Astros Foundation, please visit www.astros.com/foundation.
ABOUT ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS:
Energy Transfer Partners is a leader in the domestic energy sector and one of the most highly regarded companies in the industry. Energy Transfer, and its combined affiliates, is the largest pipeline company in the U.S. by annual volume transported and the second largest U.S. pipeline company measured by infrastructure - with more than 83,000 miles of pipeline. Specifically, Energy Transfer and its interstate pipelines have supplied natural gas service throughout the country for more than 60 years through an extensive network of underground pipelines. For other non-gas pipelines, we have operated pipelines since the early 1900s. Our employees ensure our pipelines operate safely, efficiently, and reliably year round and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.