Thursday, June 08, 2017

Houston media support Astros outfielder George Springer

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Houston Media support Astros George Springer's 3rd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit

Houston Astros and More to Join George Springer for 3rd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit
Benefiting Camp SAY: A Summer Camp for Young People Who Stutter

HOUSTON (June 7, 2017) George Springer, a celebrated Houston Astros outfielder, will host the 3rd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in downtown Houston at Lucky Strike, benefiting Camp SAY.

Springer, a person who stutters, is the national spokesperson for Camp SAY, a life-changing summer camp for young people who stutter. In the inaugural year, Springer hosted the Bowling Benefit to establish the George Springer Kids Fund and provide young people of all socioeconomic backgrounds financial aid assistance and access to Camp SAY. To date, no family has been turned away from Camp SAY, due to their inability to pay.

"I want to help kids who stutter build the confidence they need to pursue their dreams," said Springer.

Guests are invited to attend alongside Springer and celebrity lane captains. The following and more are scheduled to attend:

KPRC's AM 950 Radio Host Michael Garfield
CultureMap's Ken Hoffman
KPRC's Khambrel Marshall
KPRC's Randy Mcllvoy
Houston Texans' Whitney Mercilus
KHOU's Matt Musil
KTRK's David Nuno
Former Houston Oilers Dan Pastorini
Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts
KHOU's Ron Trevino
ESPN's FM 97.5 Radio Host Barry Warner
KBME's AM 790 Radio Host Lance Zierlein


Honorary Chair Dr. Carolyn Farb will be joined by Co-chairs Lara Bell and Melissa DeAyala as well as Junior Chair Matthew DeAyala. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, including a performance by a teen from SAY's program, followed by bowling with celebrity lane captains, open bar and dinner. The event will also feature a silent and online auction with sports themed items, experiences and memorabilia such as Houston Astros suite tickets, on-field opportunity to watch Astros batting practice, Houston Texans JJ Watt signed jersey and Former Houston Oiler Dan Pastorini autographed football. In addition, the auction will include family, entertainment, fashion, wine and dining items. All the proceeds from the event and silent auction will create life-changing summer experiences for so many children.

Camp SAY is a program of SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers comprehensive and innovative programs that address the physical, social and emotional impact of stuttering.

Benefit tickets begin at $200 and sponsorships begin at $1,000. Tickets must be purchased in advance, limited benefit tickets available. To purchase a sponsorship or tickets, visit www.say.org/joingeorge, or contact Noah Cornman at 212-414-9696, ext. 201 or Noah@SAY.org.

Sponsors of the Bowling Benefit include: The Aloft Houston Downtown, Blackhorse Limousine, Ernst & Young, LLP, The Legacy Agency, Mister French's Gourmet Bakery and Stewart Title. Media sponsors include: Absolutely Memorial, CKW Luxe Magazine, Clear Channel, Hot in Houston Now, Houstonia Magazine, Key Magazine, River Oaks Living Magazine and TravelHost Houston.

About George Springer
George Springer is a celebrated Houston Astros rookie outfielder, recent Sports Illustrated cover athlete, and a person who stutters. Springer was selected by the Houston Astros out of the University of Connecticut in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. As the 11th overall selection, Springer became the highest selection in the MLB Draft in Connecticut baseball history. Springer played his first MLB game in April 2014. In 2013, Springer joined the 30-30 club, recording more than 30 home runs and stolen bases. Springer was also named MVP in the Texas League All-Star Game, the Texas League Player of the Year, a Baseball America Minor League All-Star, an MLB.com Organization All-Star, and was a finalist for USA Today's Minor League Player of the Year Award. Springer was raised in New Britain, CT. Learn more at houston.astros.mlb.com.

About SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
The Stuttering Association for the Young is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes every voice matters, and offers: Camp SAY, a summer camp for young people who stutter, Confident Voices after-school & weekend programs, and Speech Therapy. Young people from all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to SAY programs, and this year alone, more than $400,000 in financial aid is being awarded to families in need. www.SAY.org

About Camp SAY
Camp SAY is a 2-week, American Camp Association (ACA) accredited summer camp for young people who stutter (ages 8-18) and their young family members and friends. This year's camp dates are August 1st - 15th. Camp takes place on a 500+ acre facility in North Carolina. Kids from across the US, and beyond, attend Camp SAY. You can learn more about camp at: www.CampSAY.org.

Tragically, without programs like Camp SAY, many kids who stutter suffer in silence. These kids literally silence themselves to avoid ridicule. Kids who stutter can feel isolated and alone. Camp SAY helps them build strong friendships with other kids who stutter and helps them discover their own unique voices.

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Houston Media support Astros George Springer's 3rd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit



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