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Press Release

08/7/2007 2:45 PM ET
Chris Burke, Mike Lamb, Mark Loretta, Luke Scott and Woody Williams invite needy children to attend an unforgettable night at the ballpark
Children from “Can Do” drug prevention program to attend tonight’s game as personal guests of the players as part of the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program

HOUSTON -- Prior to tonight’s Astros game, 50 children from the Volunteers of America-run Lakecrest Village apartments’ “Can Do” drug prevention program will receive a memorable behind-the-scenes peak into the life of a Major Leaguer, when they visit Minute Maid Park as the personal guests of Chris Burke, Mike Lamb, Mark Loretta, Luke Scott and Woody Williams. The players have extended this invitation as part of the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program.

Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, “Buses for Baseball” provides more than 1,500 underprivileged children each year with tickets, transportation, food, souvenirs and personal welcomes from the players at Major League Baseball games. Administered by the Players Trust, and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., “Buses for Baseball” provides many children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.

The Players Trust enjoys support from the Houston Astros organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.