tossing k's for a good cause
Sling strikes with 2 Houston Astros aces at must-attend charity bowling event for diehard fans
Diehard Houston Astros fans know the names Framber Valdez and Hector Neris well, as both pitchers took the mound last year to help the Astros score their second-ever World Series championship.
Valdez won the hears of Astros everywhere when he led the team — many said carried the team on his back — in a decisive Game 2 World Series victory to even the tally to 1-1 after a Game 1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Neris, meanwhile, became a fixture in the Astros bullpen when he joined the Astros after leaving Philly — only to face his former squad in the championship series.
Now, Astros fans can watch and even join the two throw strikes — of a different kind — as they host a charity bowling that will raise funds for causes near and dear to them here in Houston and in their native Dominican Republic.
The (cleverly titled) It’s a Strike! event rolls out on Thursday, July 27 at 810 Billiards and Bowling (1201 San Jacinto St.) and runs from 6 pm to 9 pm.
As this is a charity event, individual tickets to bowl with Valdez and Neris start at $300, while packages start at $3,000. Each Individual ticket, ticket package, and sponsorship opportunities offers a VIP brand presence at the event, exclusive signed memorabilia, open bar, and more, per press materials.
Find ticket, package, and sponsorship information at the official event site.
All proceeds from the event benefit Houston-area and Dominican Republic charities, including The Tejano Center, The Houston Astros Youth Academy, Baker Ripley and Greater Houston Police Activities League, and more, per the team.
For their admission, fans can enjoy a fun night of bowling while they rub elbows — and maybe trade scores — with Valdez, Neris, and other Astros stars. Several Houston celebrities and athletes are also expected to attend, the team teases.
Attendees can also look forward to music, games, billiards, and more, plus a chance to score autographs, photos, raffles, and special prizes.
Consider this a chance to mix and mingle with Astros team — and maybe see who can score more strikes for some ultimate bragging rights.
The Framber Valdez/Hector Neris It’s a Strike! charity bowling event runs from 6 pm-9 pm Thursday, July 27 at 810 Billiards and Bowling (1201 San Jacinto St.). Find ticket and more information here.