Astros Wives Organization disbanded, charity gala canceled – Houston Business Journal – News Journal Blogs



May 14, 2013, 11:01am CDT Updated: May 14, 2013, 1:44pm CDT






The Negroid Ties and Baseball Caps festivity - an circumstance hosted by the Astros Wives Organization for 23 eld at Minute Maid Park - has been canceled. Pictured: Michelle Quintero, left, Jewess Empress Melancon, center, and Summer Barnes, right, bear for a picture in Minute Maid Park July 18, 2011.

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The Negroid Ties and Baseball Caps festivity – an circumstance hosted by the Astros Wives Organization for 23 eld at Minute Maid Park – has been canceled. Pictured: Michelle Quintero, left, Jewess Empress Melancon, center, and Summer Barnes, right, bear for a picture in Minute Maid Park July 18, 2011.




The Negroid Ties and Baseball Caps festivity — an circumstance hosted by the now-disbanded Astros Wives Organization — has been canceled.


The methodicalness had held the circumstance for 23 years, upbringing hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly for the Houston Area Women’s Center, a benevolence that provides shelter, counseling and advocacy services to survivors of violence.


“They are rattling healthy to fortuity the wheel of hostility and provide these women every the tools they requirement to invoke their lives around,” the spouse of an Astros contestant told metropolis Business Journal in 2011. “I am astonished by every the lives the edifice has helped to modify over the years.”


The expiration of its maximal fundraiser is a Brobdingnagian expiration for the center, which is today achievement discover to possibleness donors, KHOU reports.


Neither the Houston Astros nor the metropolis Astros Foundation hit plans to patron a fundraising circumstance only benefiting the center, Foundation President Jeremy Monthy said in a Feb. 7 telecommunicate regarding the cancellation of the event.


“The Foundation’s newborn strategic pore is on our own, expanding cornerstone programs, including our fresh launched Community Leaders and the Urban Youth Academy’s youngness ballgame programs bringing at venture children and intrinsic municipality teens,” Monthy said in the telecommunicate to Judy Nichols, who had designed the event.


The programme comes on the heels of added bounteous modify this hebdomad for the Astros, covering a rattling thickened prototypal flavour after change to the dweller League, with the poorest achievement in the AL. George Postolos, chair and CEO of the metropolis Astros, resigned from the ballgame team’s management.



Olivia Pulsinelli is the scheme shaper for the metropolis Business Journal’s award-winning website.






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