Bowling Bash

Astros star George Springer, teammates and fans bowl a strike for charity

Astros star George Springer and teammates bowl a strike for charity

Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, George Springer
George Springer and young fans.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Jim Crane, Whitney Wheeler
Jim Crane, Whitney Wheeler. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa
Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Lance Zierlein, Reid Ryan, Kenny Felder
Lance Zierlein, Reid Ryan, Kenny Felder. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Haywood Jeffries
Haywood Jeffries. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Jerry Flores, Carol Alvarado, Gerard Torres
Jerry Flores, Carol Alvarado, Gerard Torres. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Lena Springer, George Springer, Charlise Castro
Lena Springer, George Springer, Charlise Castro. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Justin Garfield, Michael Garfield
Justin Garfield, Michael Garfield. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Nicole Springer, Bryce Lytton
Nicole Springer, Bryce Lytton. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, George Springer
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Jim Crane, Whitney Wheeler
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Lance Zierlein, Reid Ryan, Kenny Felder
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Haywood Jeffries
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Jerry Flores, Carol Alvarado, Gerard Torres
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Lena Springer, George Springer, Charlise Castro
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Justin Garfield, Michael Garfield
Houston, George Spring Bowling Event, June 2016, Nicole Springer, Bryce Lytton

Mixing baseball with a fun-filled night of bowling in the name of charity, Houston Astro George Springer hosted his second annual All-Star Bowling benefit Thursday at downtown’s Lucky Strike Houston.

More than 200 guests struck up a good time while raising over $100,000 for The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY). Proceeds from the event will send children from families-in-need to Camp SAY, a summer camp for young people who stutter. The worthy cause holds a special place in Springer’s heart; the Major League player and national spokesperson for Camp SAY has dealt with and overcame a serious stutter.

Kicking off the evening, executive director of SAY Noah Cornman warmed up the crowd with a few words about the non-profit. Cornman was followed by Taro Alexander, founder of SAY, who also shared some inspiring words. 

The event kicked into full swing when everyone hit the lanes to bowl. Amid rolling strikes and spares, the crowd feasted on chicken bites, burger sliders, coconut shrimp, and more. Everyone went home a winner thanks to partying gifts that included Mister French’s Gourmet Bakery cookies and a gold medal.

The right fielder got major support from some heavy hitters, including several teammates: Scott Feldman, Mike Fiers, Lance McCullers, Jose Altuve, Tony Kemp, and Jake Marisnick, along with Astros owner Jim Crane and president of business operations Reid Ryan.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa, KPRC radio host Michael Garfield, former Houston Oiler Haywood Jeffires, KPRC radio host Steve Johnson, KTRK’s David Nuno, former Houston Texan Chester Pitts, former New York Yankee Vernon Wells, and KBME radio host Lance Zierlein served as celebrity lane captains.

Also scoring big in the name of charity were: Lara Bell, Laurette Veres, Rob Todd, Guy Yount, State Representative Carol Alvarado, Roy Marsh, Melissa and Mano DeAyala, Johanna and Mike Chryssikos, Lackland Bloom III, Liz and Dave Unger, Edward Brown, Greg Genske, Kenny Felder, Russ Spielman, Justin Ellerton and Leo Hamel.

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