HOUSTON, February 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Houston Astros’ Star Shortstop and 2015 American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa teamed up for SpringSpirit Baseball’s Eighth Annual Breakfast for Champions fundraiser. During the breakfast, Lance Berkman – former Astro, fellow World Series Champion and SpringSpirit Board member – led a conversation with Correa about what he has learned in his journey to become a professional baseball player.
Correa is #GoingToBat by providing 150 local children with mattresses, frames, sheets, pillows and blankets
Carlos Correa, a former first overall draft pick, has been one of Major League Baseball's rising stars since joining the Houston Astros in 2015. He captured the American League Rookie of the Year Award that season, after making his debut at the tender age of 20. He turned 21 during his rookie campaign, when he became the youngest player in Major League Baseball history to hit a postseason home run, the second-youngest player to hit more than one home run in a playoff game and the following season he became the youngest player in Astros history to go deep on Opening Day.
George Springer is among the approximately 70 million people who stutter, but he doesn’t allow the condition to keep him from living a high-profile life and speaking publicly.
The Astros’ right fielder hosted a bowling event on Monday night at Lucky Strikes in Houston in to launch the George Springer Kids Fund and raise money and awareness for the Stuttering Association for the Young, or SAY.