HOUSTON, TX - The Astros Foundation announced today that it will be donating $65,000 to Brazosport Independent School District to fund a playground at Madge Griffith Elementary School that will be built in memoriam of Josiah McIntyre, a young Astros fan who tragically lost his life in September of 2020.
McIntyre was a dedicated fan of the Astros and his favorite player, Carlos Correa. A GoFundMe campaign was created towards the goal of building a playground at Madge Griffith to honor his memory. The donation by the Astros Foundation will cover the full goal that was established by the GoFundMe campaign.
“We were deeply saddened by Josiah’s tragic passing, and we are honored that we can help celebrate his memory by supporting this community and providing the funds to get this playground built,” said Twila Carter, Astros Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and Executive Director of the Astros Foundation. “We thank Brazosport ISD for their partnership, and we look forward seeing this playground serve many young children for years to come.”
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).