Jose & Nina Altuve, Kara & Lance McCullers Jr.
Carlos Correa, Daniella Rodriguez, Joanna & Brad Marks
Charlise Castro & George Springer
Jose Altuve, Craig Biggio,Lance McCullers Jr.
Dallas Keuchel & Lance McCullers Jr.
Kelli and John Wienzierl
Jim Weiss, Nick Scurfield
Hallie Vanderhider and Fady Armanious
Crystle Stewart and Max Sebrechts
Audrey & Ryan Mooney
Fady Armanious, Vivian Wise
Brittany Perry and Jake Marisnick
Kyla Phung, Michael Wenyon, Jenna Birden
Astro cheerleaders Kayla Vittori and Amanda Myers
What: Jose Altuve and Lance McCullers Jr. charity night
PC Moment: What an opportunity to schmooze with the winning team when pitcher McCullers and All-Star second baseman Altuve joined forces to raise funds for their respective non-profit foundations! Teammates and former teammates, leading off with MLB Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, joined the party, were super friendly and handled the selfie requests with aplomb. Count among them Carlos Correa, George Springer, Dallas Keuchel, Jose Musgrove, Mike Fiers and Alex Bregman. Even Astros president Reid Ryan and general manager Jeff Luhnow joined the midweek throng.
Joining the players as party hosts and handling emcee duties was Mix 96.5’s Sarah Pepper.
The evening raised more than $100,000 for the Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation, which supports animal shelters and promotes animal adoptions, and for the Sunshine Kids given through the José Altuve Foundation and Athletes+Causes.
In addition to the star athletes, the night featured star autos with a vibrant collection of Ferraris that welcomed guests at the entrance to the West Ave shopping mecca. Bryan Caswell, escorted by his trés beautiful wife Jennifer, supplied savory bites from his restaurant empire while PDQ, Coppa and Coltivare provided party fare. Add the outdoor patio action where Heights Cigar Lounge provided the stogies to be puffed with snifters of Scotch.
Who: Kara McCullers, Nina Altuve, Houston Texans center Greg Mancz, Joanna and Brad Marks, Kelli and John Weinzierl, Hallie Vanderhider, Vivian Wise, Jim Weiss, Nick Scurfield, Sonia Soto, Marsha and Jeff Tucker, Lorena Gamo, Morgan Goen Kaldis and Andrew Kaldis, and Lauren Finkelstein.