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The 4th Annual Houston Astros George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit gets a stylish kick-off party


Photo credit: Gabby Garcia

The Celebration

SAY, the Stuttering Association for the Young, hosted the Houston Astros George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit Kick-Off Party, at Masraff’s. Cochair, Lara Bell and Honorary Cochair, Dr. Carolyn Farb, welcomed over 50 supporters to celebrate the upcoming event, which will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Bowlmor Houston.

The Story

Wine flowed and elegant hors d’oeuvres, including charred endive halves, mini tartar tacos, and southwestern tenderloin with truffle oil tomato bruschetta were passed.

The Moments

Lara Bell spoke from the heart about how Camp SAY has helped so many young people who speak with a stutter, and she encouraged attendees to get out and bowl with Springer, his fellow Astros, and other professional athletes and local celebrities on July 8. Baseballs signed by Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, and Springer were raffled off by lane captains Chester Pitts and Whitney Mercilus, former and current Houston Texans respectively.

Guests: Christine and Steve Johnson, Roseann Rogers, Guy Yount, Courtney Zavala, Debbi and Lanny Griffith, Casey Curry, Carl Hahn, Brent Milam, Gloria Zenteno, Katie Sherborne, Sonia Soto, Luis and Stacy Soefer Gomar, Gabe Canales, Valerie Sweeten, and Russell Masraff.

About Camp Say and George Springer

Houston Astros outfielder, 2017 World Series Champion, and MVP, George Springer is a person who stutters. He is also the national spokesperson for Camp SAY, a life-changing and empowering summer camp for young people who stutter.

To join Springer for his All-Star Bowling Benefit, visit

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