- Staff Reporer
HOUSTON, TX – The Astros Foundation and Houston Police Foundation are ready to race for the fifth-annual Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down presented by Cheniere Energy on Saturday, Sept. 28! The 10K/5K and Kids Fun Run will all begin on Hamilton Street between Preston and Texas Streets and will finish inside the ballpark, with proceeds of the charitable event benefitting the two hosting foundations and USO Houston.
Registration for the Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down is still open at www.astros.com/run. Limited registration will be available the day of the race outside Right Field Gate at Minute Maid Park.
Race packets will be available on race day beginning at 6:15 a.m. or in advance at Academy Sports + Outdoors, located at 2404 Southwest Freeway (between Greenbriar/Shepherd and Kirby). Advance race packet pick-up will be available on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 27 from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
All participants will receive a commemorative Badges & Bases T-shirt and finisher medal, have the opportunity to take a photo at home plate inside the ballpark, and have access to a post-race party held at Minute Maid Park! Free parking for participants will be available in Astros-controlled lots A, B and C, located off of Preston Street on the east side of Minute Maid Park.
For more information, please visit www.astros.com/run.
ABOUT ASTROS FOUNDATION
The Astros Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros, seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs, the recognition and honor of our nation’s military, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros Youth Academy and the Astros RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program. For more information on the Astros Foundation, please visit www.astros.com/foundation.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON POLICE FOUNDATION:
The mission of the Houston Police Foundation is to foster visible and direct community support for the Houston Police Department by strengthening pride in and connection to the Department’s mission of excellence.
The Houston Police Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed by local business leaders to support projects of the Houston Police Department. Donations made by individuals and companies fund special programs, officer safety, training, equipment, and new technology — none of which would be feasible under the City budget. Approximately 96% of HPD’s annual budget goes to pay officers and other department personnel.
The role of the Foundation is not to displace funding for basic law enforcement, or to reduce in any way the responsibility of the City of Houston to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens. However, as modern law enforcement tasks continue to become more complex, the Houston Police Department, similar to police departments across the country, has increasing needs to stay current in training, technology and equipment, and communication and partnership efforts with the community.
ABOUT USO HOUSTON:
USO Houston is proud to operate 4 local centers: Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Hobby International Airport (HOU), Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (EFJRB) which is home to all 5 branches of service, and downtown at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) introducing brand new recruits and their families to the connection the USO provides on the first day they begin their military career.
ABOUT CHENIERE ENERGY:
Cheniere Energy, Inc. is an international energy company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and is the leading producer of liquefied natural gas in the United States. Cheniere provides clean, secure, and affordable energy to the world, while responsibly delivering a reliable, competitive, and integrated source of LNG, in a safe and rewarding work environment. Cheniere’s operations, construction and development also support energy and economic development across the United States. Since startup, more than 800 cumulative cargoes of LNG originating from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass, Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas liquefaction facilities have been delivered to 32 countries and regions worldwide. In support of that global reach, Cheniere has additional offices in London, Singapore, Washington, Beijing, and Tokyo.
Article sourced from provided press release.