HOUSTON, Texas – The Astros Foundation and AT&T SportsNet will be hosting the fifth-annual Astros Foundation Charity Game and live broadcast at Minute Maid Park on Friday, September 10 during the 7:10 p.m. CT game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Astros Foundation’s Childhood Cancer efforts, including B.I.G. Love Cancer Care, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance and the Sunshine Kids Foundation.
During the September 10th game, in-stadium sales will begin when gates open at 5 p.m. CT. Starting at 6 p.m. CT, bags containing autographed baseballs, tickets and more will be available for purchase over the phone and online. There are four different levels of bags that fans can purchase in stadium, online or over the phone to support. The Rookie for $100, VIP for $500, HOF for $750 and Cooperstown for $5,000.
“AT&T SportsNet is excited to support the Astros Foundation again this season by broadcasting the annual Charity Game as a way to raise awareness of the Astros' extensive efforts to fight childhood cancer in our community," said David Peart, General Manager, AT&T SportsNet. "The event helps to raise funds in support of those efforts as well as the worthy beneficiaries for this season’s event.”
In 2019, the popular event raised $500,000 for the Astros Foundation Childhood Cancer efforts, doubling the total of 2018.
“We want to thank AT&T SportsNet for their partnership and support of our efforts," said Senior Vice President, Community Affairs and Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter. “Childhood cancer awareness is one of the Astros Foundation’s cornerstone initiatives and we are thrilled to partner with AT&T SportsNet bring awareness to our efforts as well as many deserving charities."
ABOUT THE ASTROS FOUNDATION:
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. We seek to harness the passion of our fans to support youth sports and education programs, the recognition/honor of our nation’s military, childhood cancer and domestic violence awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros MLB Youth Academy and the Astros RBI Program. (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).
ABOUT AT&T SPORTSNET:
AT&T SportsNet™ is the television home of the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets. The network delivers more than 250 live events each year across five states. AT&T SportsNet is owned and operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The three networks combined reach across 19 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 15 teams and conferences.