Another Win for Astros

George Springer leads his team in raising funds at bowling bash benefiting his charity

George Springer leads Astros in raising funds at hot bowling bash

Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Vincent Velasquez, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Lance McCullers, Preston Tucker
Vincent Velasquez, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Lance McCullers and Preston Tucker — Astros at Lucky Strike. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Mike & Johanna Chryssiko, Jim Crane, Whitney Wheeler
Mike and Johanna Chryssiko, Astros owner Jim Crane and Whitney Wheeler. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Everett Bradley, Roy Marsh
E Street Band's Everett Bradley and Roy Marsh. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Haywood Jeffries, Lisa Velasquez, Rob Sammons
Haywood Jeffires, Lisa Velasquez and Rob Sammons. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Abby Clarke, Charlise Castro, Lena Springer
Abby Clarke, Charlise Castro and Lena Springer. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, George Springer's bowling fundraiser, July 2015, Parker Wright, A.J. Hinch, Doug Wright
Parker Wright, Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Doug Wright. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Rob Todd, Dinah Lin
Rob Todd and Dinah Lin. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, George Springer, Chester Pitts
George Springer and Chester Pitts. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Preston Tucker, Morgan Pirkle
Preston Tucker and Morgan Pirkle. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Micheal Garfield, Carolyn Farb, Gabe Canales
Micheal Garfield, Carolyn Farb and Gabe Canales. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Chester Pitts, Khambrel Marshall
Chester Pitts and Khambrel Marshall. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Russ Spielman, Dana Fennewald, Rick Rhodes
Russ Spielman, Dana Fennewald and Rick Rhodes. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Lance McCullers, Carlos Correa, Vincent Velasquez
Lance McCullers, Carlos Correa and Vincent Velasquez. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Adam Dunn, Kurt Ainsworth
Adam Dunn and Kurt Ainsworth. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, John, Patti and Joshua Allbritton
  John and Patti Allbritton with son Joshua. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Vincent Velasquez, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Lance McCullers, Preston Tucker
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Mike & Johanna Chryssiko, Jim Crane, Whitney Wheeler
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Everett Bradley, Roy Marsh
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Haywood Jeffries, Lisa Velasquez, Rob Sammons
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Abby Clarke, Charlise Castro, Lena Springer
News, Shelby, George Springer's bowling fundraiser, July 2015, Parker Wright, A.J. Hinch, Doug Wright
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Rob Todd, Dinah Lin
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, George Springer, Chester Pitts
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Preston Tucker, Morgan Pirkle
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Micheal Garfield, Carolyn Farb, Gabe Canales
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Chester Pitts, Khambrel Marshall
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Russ Spielman, Dana Fennewald, Rick Rhodes
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Lance McCullers, Carlos Correa, Vincent Velasquez
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, Adam Dunn, Kurt Ainsworth
Houston, George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, July 2015, John, Patti and Joshua Allbritton

Houston Astro George Springer stepped up to the plate in a big way Monday night, hosting a bowling party at Lucky Strike to officially launch the George Springer Kids Fund. Proceeds from the "All-Star Bowling Benefit" will help children with stuttering problems attend Camp SAY in Henderson, N.C.

Springer has dealt with stuttering issues throughout his life but refused to let his speech problem interfere with his success. The Astros outfielder hopes to pass that determination and confidence on to youngsters and he serves as a national spokesman for the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY). SAY founder Taro Alexander was in from New York to help raise funds and raise the spirits of special guests — youngsters who stutter.

There were cheers all around as Springer announced the celebrity bowling captains — E Street Band percussionist and SAY board member Everett Bradley, Astro Carlos Correa, High-Tech Texan Michael Garfield, New York Yankees pitching legend "Louisiana Lightning" Ron Guidry, philanthropist Carolyn Farb, former Houston Texan Chester Pitts, former Houston Oiler Haywood Jeffires, KPRC's Kambrel Marshall and KTRK's David Nuno.

 Astros front office honchos came out in support of Springer including team owner Jim Crane, manager A.J. Hinch, and president of business operations Reid Ryan. Team members aiming for strikes included Carlos Correa, Preston Tucker, Lance McCullers and Vincent Velasquez.

Among the 200 fans helping raise more than $100,000 were Johanna and Mike Chryssiko, Whitney Wheeler, Roy Marsh, Lara Bell and Brent Milam, Gabe Canales, Julianna Padilla, Laurette Veres, Rob Todd and Dinah Lin.

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