Houston Astros’ George Springer hosts 3rd Annual George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit

photo by Nick Reuchel

Event will benefit Camp Say


It’s only less than a month away so make plans for the upcoming 3rd Annual George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, a fundraiser to help young people who stutter attend Camp Say.

Slated for Sunday, June 11, 2017, the All-Star Bowling Benefit will be hosted by George Springer, a Houston Astros outfielder, and will serve as a fundraiser for The George Springer Kids Fund, which was established to offer young people of all socioeconomic backgrounds financial aid help and access to Camp SAY.

The benefit will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Lucky Strike Houston, located at 1201 San Jacinto Street. This Bowling Benefit will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by bowling fun with fellow Astros and celebrity lane captains along with an open bar and dinner. The event will also feature sport themed items, experiences, and memorabilia in a silent auction.

All event and auction proceeds will send children and teens to Camp SAY.

Guests will bowl alongside celebrity lane captains including Springer with several of his teammates, KPRC’s Radio Host Michael Garfield, KPRC’s Khambrel Marshall, Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus, KTRK’s David Nuno, Former Houston Oilers Dan Pastorini, Former Houston Texans and KPRC’s Chester Pitts, KHOU’s Ron Trevino and others.

Springer, celebrated Houston Astros outfielder is a person who stutters and the national spokesperson for Camp SAY, a 2-week, ACA-accredited summer camp for kids & teens who stutter, ages 8-18. In its inaugural year, Springer hosted the Bowling Benefit to establish the George Springer Kids Fund. All proceeds from the event will send children from families-in-need to Camp SAY.

It was a grand slam for Kick Off Party on Monday, May 8, 2017 for the upcoming Bowling Benefit.

photo by Michael Martinez

Co-chairs Lara Bell and Melissa DeAyala, along with Junior Chair Matthew DeAyala and Honorary Chair Dr. Carolyn Farb welcomed team players at Le Colonial restaurant in the River Oaks District.

As a Camp SAY mom, Kathy Wright, delivered a personal message about her son’s battle with stuttering. Wright’s son, Parker attends Camp SAY where he does not have to worry about stuttering.

Camp SAY blends a traditional summer camp experience, with programs and activities that empower young people who stutter. This camp also helps campers build confidence, communication skills and friendships to last a lifetime.

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

Benefit Tickets are priced at $200 – $500 with Sponsorship levels at $1,000 – $25,000. Program ads are $500 – $2,500.  To purchase a sponsorship, tickets, or program ad, please contact Noah Cornman at 212-414-9696, ext. 201 or at Noah@SAY.org. Tickets and sponsorships may also be purchased online at www.SAY.org/Springer.

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