BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS - Baseball fans huddled around Houston Methodist, a leading academic medical center and hospital in Texas, to meet Houston Astros' shortstop Carlos Correa. The world champion brought his fiancée, Daniella Rodriguez, and Astros' relief pitcher Michael Feliz. The Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center in The Woodlands partnered up with Carlos Correa to run a toy drive for underprivileged children, and kids affected by Hurricane Maria. The Houston Astros players collected over 800 unwrapped toys, and signed bats to baseballs for fans.
"We couldn't be more pleased with the turnout and the number of toys we were able to collect in a short time," said Pablo Vasquez, associate chief nursing officer, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. "Carlos Correa, Michael Feliz and the Houston Astros organization were wonderful to work with and really helped make the drive a huge success."
"It really means a lot to be able to help a lot of kids this Christmas that wouldn't be able to get gifts. To be able to help with this drive and bring presents to their homes means a lot," said Correa.
Shawn W. Anderson