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Heavy hitters turn out for Mayor's Literacy Breakfast honoring Houston Astros' Carlos Correa

Heavy hitters honor Astros star at Mayor's Literacy Breakfast

Council Member Karla Cisneros, Dana Kervin and Susan Sarofim/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Karla Cisneros, Dana Kervin, Susan Sarofim.
Laura Ward and Mayor Sylvestor Turner/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Laura Ward, Mayor Sylvestor Turner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Ann Stiles, Kathryn Ketelsen, Dan and Kim Tutcher/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Ann Stiles, Kathryn Ketelsen, Dan Tutcher, Kim Tutcher. Photo by Kim Coffman
Anne Sung and Sue Deigaard/Mayor's Breakfast
Anne Sung, Sue Deigaard. Photo by Kim Coffman
Mari Trevino and Kelly Krohn/Mayor's Breakfast
Mari Trevino, Kelly Krohn. Photo by Kim Coffman
Sara and Bradley Bracewell/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Sara Bracewell, Bradley Bracewell.
Suzan Deison, Lacey Dalcour Salas and Cyndy Garza Roberts/MayorsLiteracyBreakfast
Suzan Deison, Lacey Dalcour Salas, Cyndy Garza Roberts. Photo by Kim Coffman
Yoland Green Barnes and Laura Mayorga/Mayors Literacy Breakfast
Yolanda Green Barnes, Laura Mayorga. Photo by Kim Coffman
Council Member Karla Cisneros, Dana Kervin and Susan Sarofim/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Laura Ward and Mayor Sylvestor Turner/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Ann Stiles, Kathryn Ketelsen, Dan and Kim Tutcher/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Anne Sung and Sue Deigaard/Mayor's Breakfast
Mari Trevino and Kelly Krohn/Mayor's Breakfast
Sara and Bradley Bracewell/Mayor's Literacy Breakfast
Suzan Deison, Lacey Dalcour Salas and Cyndy Garza Roberts/MayorsLiteracyBreakfast
Yoland Green Barnes and Laura Mayorga/Mayors Literacy Breakfast

What: Houston Center for Literacy's annual Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The scoop: Early birds flocked to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s second annual breakfast to celebrate and discuss literacy awareness issues is Houston. More than 350 society, business, and community philanthropic leaders, along with city officials, came together for the event that raised $150,000 for adult literacy.

Turner honored the recipients of the Houston Center for Literacy's Mayor’s Circle and Ally for Literacy Awards, as well as donors who made significant gifts to the organization this past year, including Comcast, PJS of Houston, Inc., Susan and Fayez Sarofim, and Dan and Kim Tutcher.

Houston Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa was also recognized for his belief in the need for education and literacy, and for his community involvement. Correa was in Dallas with the team preparing to play the Texas Rangers, so his friend and mentor, Laura Ward of Houston Children’s Charity accepted on his behalf.

Who: Seen in the crowd were Houston Center for Literacy board president Leisa Holland Nelson, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Bobbie Nau, Chris Brown, Chree Boydston, Ed Wolff, Marilu Garza, Stephanie Tsuru, Kathryn Ketelsen, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Sarah and Alfred Moran, Diane Englet, and Bill Baldwin.