If only we earned frequent flier miles for caravans…

Three thousand miles, 13 cities, 13 days. And it isn’t even Spring Training yet! Another caravan season is complete, and it appears few stones, if any, were left unturned. A full rundown, courtesy of the Astros Community Affairs department…

HOUSTON,
TX

- The Houston Astros 2011 Caravan wrapped up another successful tour on
Saturday, January 29 with a clinic at the Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth
Academy.  With that event, the Astros caravan completed its annual tour,
making 44 stops in 13 cities over 13 days traveling more than 3,000 miles.

 “Every
January the Astros caravan hits the road visiting fans throughout Texas and
this year we expanded our travels to Oklahoma City, the home of our new AAA
team,” said Astros owner Drayton McLane.  “The caravan is something we
have been doing for many years and we enjoy and are grateful for the
opportunity it gives us to spend quality time with our fans.”

 The
Houston Astros 2011 Caravan began with three full days of visits throughout the
Houston area (Jan. 13-15).  Highlights included a reading pep rally at
Northshore Middle School, hosting an elementary class from Bauerschlag Elementary
to a behind-the-scenes tour at NASA, a visit with the citizens of Brookwood
Community Center and free, public autograph sessions at Academy Sports +
Outdoors stores. 

 During
the caravan’s second week, the Astros made a two-day trip to Oklahoma City
(Jan. 18-19), where the team visited pediatric patients at the Jimmy Everest
Center for Cancer, met Oklahoma City fans at several RedHawks functions and
spent time with military personnel at Tinker Air Force Base.  The
three-day swing through central Texas (Jan. 18-20) included visits with kids at
the Helping Hand Home for Children, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Dawson
Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Club, along with several stops at
military installations.  Visits to Corpus Christi and Victoria (Jan. 21)
wrapped up the caravan’s second week.

 The
final week of the tour featured three days in the Temple, Texas area (Jan.
24-26) meeting students from numerous area schools, visiting patients at Scott
and White Hospital and signing autographs for fans at Academy Sports + Outdoors
and the Temple Mall.  The team’s annual trek culminated back in Houston
with a multicultural caravan that visited fans in culturally diverse
communities (Jan. 27-29).

 Activities during each
caravan date are detailed below:

 

HOUSTON AREA – JANUARY 13-15

Thursday, January 13 – Houston, Clear Lake and Webster

Brian
Bogusevic, Bill Hall, Chris Johnson, Larry Dierker and Jim Deshaies

  • Northshore
    Middle School
  • NASA
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors (Webster)

 

Friday, January 14 – Katy

Bill
Hall, Hunter Pence, Bobby Meacham, Jimmy Wynn and Dave Raymond

  • The
    Brookwood Community
  • Katy Elementary School
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors (Katy)

 

Saturday, January 15 – College Station, Cypress and Spring

Brian
Bogusevic, Michael Bourn, Bud Norris, Shane Reynolds and Brett Dolan

  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors (College Station)
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors (Cypress)
  • Little
    League Chalk Talk

 

 

OUTER MARKETS – JANUARY 18-21

Tuesday, January 18 – Oklahoma City

Brad
Mills, Brandon Lyon, Bud Norris, Jordan Lyles, and Milo Hamilton

  • Jimmy
    Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children at OU Children’s
    Physicians Building
  • Oklahoma
    City RedHawks Season Ticket Holder Reception

 

Wednesday, January 19 – Oklahoma City

Brad
Mills, Brandon Lyon, Bud Norris, Jordan Lyles, and Milo Hamilton

  • Edwards
    Elementary School
  • Oklahoma
    City RedHawks Luncheon
  • Tinker
    Air Force Base
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors

 

Tuesday, January 18 – Austin

Clint
Barmes, Chris Johnson, Brett Wallace and Bill Brown

  • Texas
    Military Forces Museum
  • Helping
    Hand Home for Children

 

Wednesday, January 19 – Austin

Clint
Barmes, Chris Johnson, Brett Wallace and Bill Brown

  • Dell
    Children’s Medical Center
  • Dawson
    Elementary School
  • Boys
    and Girls Club of Austin-South Club
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors

 

Thursday, January 20 – San Antonio

Clint
Barmes, Chris Johnson, Brett Wallace and Bill Brown

  • Randolph
    Air Force Base
  • Warrior
    Family Support Center
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors

 

Friday, January 21 – Corpus Christi and Victoria

Brad
Mills, Bud Norris, Doug Brocail, Milo Hamilton and Fred Nelson, Astros Director
of Player Development

  • Naval
    Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Corpus
    Christi Hooks Luncheon
  • Boys
    and Girls Club of Victoria
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors (Victoria)

 

 

OUTER MARKETS – JANUARY 24-26

Monday, January 24 – Temple

Humberto
Quintero, Nelson Figueroa, Bobby Meacham and Milo Hamilton

  • Yoe
    High School

 

Tuesday, January 25 – Temple

Brad
Mills, Humberto Quintero, Nelson Figueroa and Milo Hamilton

  • University
    of Mary Hardin Baylor – Athlete Breakfast
  • Shoemaker
    High School
  • Belton
    High School
  • Temple
    College
  • Academy
    Sports + Outdoors

 

Wednesday, January 26 – Temple

Brad
Mills, Humberto Quintero, Nelson Figueroa and Milo Hamilton

  • Temple High School
  • Scott
    & White Hospital
  • Temple
    Lions Club Luncheon
  • Temple
    Mall

 

 

Multicultural Caravan Houston Area -
JANUARY 27-29

Thursday, January 27 – Houston

Wandy
Rodriguez, Brian Bogusevic, Alex Trevino and Francisco Romero

  • AAMA
    George I. Sanchez Charter School
  • Fiesta
    Mart

 

Friday, January 28 – Houston

Jason
Bourgeois, Jason Castro, Humberto Quintero, Alex Trevino and Francisco Romero

  • Pleasantville
    Elementary
  • Chinese
    Community Center

 

Saturday, January 29 – Houston

Jason
Bourgeois, Jason Castro, Michael Bourn, Alex Trevino and Francisco Romero

  • Astros
    MLB Urban Youth Academy Clinic

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