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Houston Astros ace throws VIP private party to 'grow' awareness for worthy group

Astros ace throws private party to 'grow' awareness for worthy group

Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Collin McHugh, Derek Vigoa Courtney Skaggs
Collin McHugh, Derek Vigoa, and Courtney Skaggs. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Regan Howard Alex Bregman
Regan Howard and Alex Bregman. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Bill Dunseth George Springer
Bill Dunseth and George Springer. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Allie LaForce, Gabby Lopez, Ashley McHugh, Brittany Perry, Kat Rogers Reagan Howard
Allie LaForce, Gabby Lopez, Ashley McHugh, Brittany Perry, Kat, and Rogers Reagan.  Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Gina and Jeff Luhnow, Joe Smith and Allie LaForce
Gina and Jeff Luhnow, Joe Smith, and Allie LaForce. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Jared Adrienne Crane
Jared and Adrienne Crane. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Joe Smith, Jake Marisnick and Collin McHugh
Joe Smith, Jake Marisnick, and Collin McHugh. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Brooke Austin Drake
Brooke and Austin Drake. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Ashley McHugh Julia Morales
Ashley McHugh and Julia Morales. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Kat Rogers Ryan Pressly
Kat Rogers and Ryan Pressly. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market
The energetic crowd.  Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Joe Smith Allie LaForce
Joe Smith and Allie LaForce.  Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Collin McHugh, Derek Vigoa Courtney Skaggs
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Regan Howard Alex Bregman
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Bill Dunseth George Springer
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Allie LaForce, Gabby Lopez, Ashley McHugh, Brittany Perry, Kat Rogers Reagan Howard
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Gina and Jeff Luhnow, Joe Smith and Allie LaForce
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Jared Adrienne Crane
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Joe Smith, Jake Marisnick and Collin McHugh
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Brooke Austin Drake
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Ashley McHugh Julia Morales
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Kat Rogers Ryan Pressly
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market
Houston Astros Collin McHugh Growing Good Urban Harvest Revival Market Joe Smith Allie LaForce

What: “Growing Good” with Collin and Ashley McHugh

Where: Revival Market

The scoop: Houston Astros pitcher, Collin McHugh, and his wife, Ashley, welcomed a high-energy, VIP gathering of Houstonians to raise awareness for Urban Harvest, an organization that enriches the community by providing community garden programming, farmers markets, gardening classes, and youth education. 

The group mingled and sampled food, wine, and whisky and later, bid on a special list of Astros-related auction items and experiences. Astros stars such as George Springer, Alex Bregman, and Jake Marisnick welcomed the congratulations and best wishes from the eager crowd as the team readies for a playoff run starting October 4. In all, the event raised $35,000.

The McHughs have made a commitment to helping provide good nutrition across their city and work with an organization providing programs to show people how to work together in the community gardens and to grow sustainable food. The event raised awareness and funds to continue to “Grow Good” for the city.

“Events like tonight allow us to bring awareness about the importance of access to fresh, local food in our city, whether that be in community gardens, school programs, farmers markets, or outreach classes,” said Janna Roberson, executive director of Urban Harvest.

Sponsors for the evening included Booster, a company that runs fundraising programs for elementary and middle schools with donations from Running Game Clothing, Karbach Brewing, Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines, and Whistle Pig Whiskey.

Who: Reagan Howard, Michael Brantley, Brittany Perry, Kat Rogers and Ryan Pressly, Brad Peacock, Josh James and Gabby Lopez, Allie LaForce and Joe Smith, Gina and Jeff Luhnow, Julia Morales, Adrienne and Jared Crane, Tammy and Tim Andreas, and Marian and Austin Cornelius.