Astros, schools set for 'Fielder's Choice'

May 1, 2008 7:22:09 PM PDT
The third annual Fielder's Choice event, in which Astros players, staff and broadcasters visit Houston area schools, takes place May 7 at four Houston area schools.The 2008 Fielder's Choice schools are Atascocita Middle School (Humble ISD), Truitt Middle School (Cypress-Fairbanks ISD), Kirby Middle School (North Forest ISD) and Poe Elementary (Houston ISD).

This year, area students submitted essays in response to this question: "How does making good choices relate to you having a safe and successful future?" From the students' entries, four schools were selected.

"The Astros' Fielder's Choice program allows us to support the community's future and help make Houston a better place to live by teaching students the importance of making good decisions for their lives," said Mark Brown, Regional Director of Operations for Whataburger Restaurants, which partners with the Astros for the program.

Also, each school will receive 500 tickets to an Astros game, and students will receive a special certificate and coupon from Whataburger. This season is the third year that Whataburger has teamed up with the Astros in the Fielder's Choice Program.

Fielder's Choice schedule for May 7:

1pm: Brandon Backe and Brett Dolan at Atascocita Middle School, 18810 W. Lake Houston Parkway Humble.

1pm: Oscar Villarreal and Bill Brown at Truitt Middle School, 6600 Addicks Satsuma Rd., Houston

1:15pm: Shawn Chacon and Francisco Romero at Kirby Middle School, 9709 Mesa Rd., Houston

1:30pm: Geoff Blum and Dave Raymond at Poe Elementary, 5100 Hazard, Houston.

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