The 2013 Houston Astros CAREavan will hit the road on January 21 and will include over 30 public and private stops, reaching far and wide throughout central and south Texas, Oklahoma City and parts of Houston.

The 14-city tour consists of five days in the Houston area (Jan. 21-25) and two-day trips to Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen (Jan. 22 – 23), and to Austin and San Antonio (Jan. 24 – 25). The team will also travel to two of the club’s minor league cities, making stops in Corpus Christi (Jan. 24) and Oklahoma City (Jan. 25). 

Each year, the team's annual winter trek connects the team with its fan base. As part of the CAREavan, Astros players and alumni will appear at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations which are hosting free autograph sessions throughout the five-day tour. In addition to the public appearances, several CAREavan stops will center on the club's main community focus areas: supporting cancer-related causes, organizations that support the military, and youth baseball and softball programs.  

 

Current players scheduled to be on the tour include Astros manager Bo Porter, Jose Altuve, Jason Castro, Carlos Corporan, Jarred Cosart, Tyler Greene, Lucas Harrell, Jed Lowrie, Jordan Lyles, Justin Maxwell, J.D. Martinez, Bud Norris, Brett Wallace and Wesley Wright, along with former players Brandon Backe, Jose Cruz, Larry Dierker, Art Howe, J.R. Richard, Shane Reynolds and Jimmy Wynn.

Astros FanFest will cap off the week-long CAREavan with a winter baseball festival at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, January 26. Details on FanFest will be released later this week.

A list of the CAREavan stops open to the public is detailed below and posted at www.astros.com/careavan.   Please note that players are subject to change.

Houston AREA

Tuesday, January 22 – Spring, TX

Jose Altuve, Wesley Wright and Shane Reynolds

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • 25010 I-45 N, Spring, TX  77386
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Communications, 281-944-6048
  • Open to fans and all media

Wednesday, January 23 – Houston/Pearland, TX

Bo Porter, Lucas Harrell, Jed Lowrie and Brandon Backe

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • 2804 Business Center Dr., Pearland, TX  77584
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Communications, 281-944-6048
  • Open to fans and all media

Outer Markets

Tuesday, Jan. 22 – McAllen and Harlingen, TX

Carlos Corporan, Jose Cruz , Alex Trevino and Jeff Luhnow

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 651 E. Trenton Rd., Edinburg, TX  78539
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Communications, 281-944-6048
  • Open to fans and all media

Thursday, January 24– San Antonio, TX

Jose Altuve, Jarred Cosart, Brett Wallace, J.R. Richard and Bill Brown

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • 2024 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX  78232
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Communications, 281-944-6048
  • Open to fans and all media

Thursday, January 24– Corpus Christi, TX

Bud Norris, Jordan Lyles, Brandon Backe and Milo Hamilton

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 5001 S. Padres Island Drive, Corpus Christi , TX  78411
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Communications, 281-944-6048
  • Open to fans and all media

Friday, January 25 – Austin, TX

Jose Altuve, Jarred Cosart, Brett Wallace, J.R. Richard and Bill Brown

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • 5400 Brodie Ln., Sunset Valley, TX 78745
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Communications, 281-944-6048
  • Open to fans and all media

Friday, January 25 –Oklahoma City, OK

Jason Castro, Jordan Lyles, Justin Maxwell, Larry Dierker and Milo Hamilton

Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 7700 South Walker, Oklahoma City, Okla.  73139
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Communications, 281-944-6048
  • Open to fans and all media