Astros' Alex Bregman hosts water distribution event

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Astros third baseman Alex Bregman stepped up to help Houstonians who are hurting right now due to the catastrophic outages from this week's winter storm.

Bregman, his wife Reagan, the Astros Foundation and Brothers Produce hosted a water distribution event Saturday at the Astros Youth Academy.

"We are grateful to help Houstonians in need," Bregman said in a tweet.

Although Bregman was away at Astros' spring training, he and his family managed to pull off an event that served thousands of bottles of water. Bregman's sister, Jessie, talked to the star player via Facetime and showed him the long line of people waiting to take delivery of the water.

This is far from the first time, though, that Bregman has been sure to give back to the Bayou City.

Just a week ago, he teamed up with Mattress Mack to donate supplies and furniture to a family of four who lost everything except an Alex Bregman poster in a north Houston fire on Christmas Eve.

The duo has also joined forces in the past to give free toys to elementary students.

Like Bregman, many athletes, some with ties to the city and some without, have been quick to help.

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. said that his foundation will be coordinating with local rescue groups to figure out the best way to help people in need including providing food for families and water, as well as animal needs.

But baseball players aren't the only ones pitching in.

NFL player Pierre Desir, a free agent cornerback who has spent stints with teams including the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, donated 10,000 meals to the Houston Food Bank.
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