Astros Press Release
Astros and the Friedkin Group opened Community Leader youth baseball fields at Hidalgo Park today
Reid Ryan, Bo Porter, Carlos Corporan and Jose Cruz attended field opening celebration
HOUSTON, TX - The Astros Foundation and The Friedkin Group celebrated the opening of two newly revitalized Houston youth baseball fields this morning at Hidalgo Park, 7100 JW Peavy Dr., Houston, TX 77011. Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan joined The Friedkin Group President Marc Watts, Gulf States Toyota President and GM Marty Collins, The Friedkin Group VP, Community Affairs and CCO J.C. Fassino, Astros Executive Director of the Astros Foundation Twila Carter, Magnolia National Little League President Arturo Salas Jr., and other team officials for the field opening festivities. Astros manager Bo Porter, Astros catcher Carlos Corporan, Astros alumnus and community outreach executive Jose Cruz, players and coaches from Magnolia National Little League and Astros mascot Orbit also attended the festivities.
Founded by Dan Friedkin, The Friedkin Group is a privately held consortium of businesses and investments primarily in the automotive industry. The diverse portfolio of affiliated companies is anchored by Gulf States Toyota, one of the largest Toyota distributorships in North America. Based in Houston, The Friedkin Group employs over 2,100 associates across a multitude of disciplines in a high-performing, accountable culture supported by its values.
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. We seek to harness the passion of baseball fans in Houston and surrounding areas to support our cornerstone charitable programs, including Community Leaders, the Astros Urban Youth Academy and the Astros RBI league (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities). Our strategic focus is youth baseball and softball programs serving at-risk youth. We welcome volunteers and tax deductible donations, which can be made in honor or in memory of a loved one as well as corporate donations or matching gifts. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/foundation.