What: Get in the Game for Young Life.
Where: The Houstonian Hotel.
The scoop: Talk about a grand slam. More than 330 Young Life supporters showed their support for Young Life's Houston Urban Multicultural Ministry Thursday, during its annual event featuring retired baseball great Lance Berkman. The Houston Urban Multicultural Ministry focuses on helping kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically depressed areas throughout Houston.
The former Houston Astros and Rice Owl player shared stories of faith, baseball and family and how to help young people along the path of life. Even though Berkman has been retired from the major leagues for three years, he told the crowd that he’s still adjusting to life outside professional baseball, but is grateful for the opportunity to coach baseball at Second Baptist.
Chairmen Patti and Vince Elliott were joined by honorary chairmen Doris and Terry Looper, Sherry and Jim Smith and Kim and Chuck Watson in the successful evening, which raised more that $800,000.
Who: Cheering on the home team were Martha and Jim Hunt, Janet and Tom Walker, Diana and Jack Wisdom, Paula and Rusty Walter, and Alice and Frank McWilliams.