Make the shot and win $5K: George Springer joins Rockets "First Shot" tradition

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Astros outfielder George Springer joined the Rockets "First Shot" tradition Thursday night with a chance of earning money for charity.

Could he make a free throw for the top prize? Not quite.

Springer's shot hit the rim and dropped away from the basket.

With a miss, the Rockets will donate $1,000 to charity -- instead of $5,000 for a made shot.

Next week, Carlos Correa will participate in the "First Shot" ceremony when the Rockets host the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.

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