“Baseball has healed me in the past – it has healed so many people,” Astros manager Dusty Baker. This was announced by the ABC branch of KTRK-TV. ahead of his team’s game on Thursday against the Royals.
“I hope we can bring some joy into their lives. I can not imagine. You can say that you know how they feel, but you don’t. I just pray to God that life goes on and they can heal – and I’m glad the Astros are part of that,” Baker added.
The youth players, coaches and members of the Astros began their visit to the Uvalde community at 11 am, almost two months after 19 children and two adults were killed at the school.
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the organization offered ice cream, promotions, gifts, and other activities, and in Memorial Park, Astros Youth Academy players and staff held a baseball Play Ball event. There were also prize draws and a lunch provided by Whataburger for those who attended the game.
From 12:00 to 13:00, the organization also visited the Uvalde Memorial Hospital. The Astros mascot, Orbit, and support group Shooting Stars visited and brought gifts and prizes for patients, doctors and nurses.
Jim Crane, the owner of the Astros, was seen at the memorial at Robb Elementary School along with members of the Astros Foundation, youth players and cheerleaders.
He told ABC affiliate KTRK-TV that he has spent time with families who have lost someone in a shooting at a private brunch and that the Astros plan to bring many family members to a game in Houston in August.
Astro Foundation employees handed out T-shirts, plastic baseball bats, Astro signs and baseball caps at the local Uvalde Park.
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