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Astros Raffle: MLB and Astros donate vans to Buckner International to help families in underserved communities in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — MLB and the Astros are having a van raffle before Game 1 on Friday to support Houston families and children.

The giveaway is a special contribution to Buckner International, a ministry dedicated to protecting vulnerable children, strengthening families and transforming lives across generations.

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Together, they plan to provide a new Chevrolet van that will provide transportation for the children served by the Buckner Family Hope Center.

The donation will facilitate transportation of children to Astros MLB Youth Academy activities at Sylvester Turner Park.

It will also give Buckner better access to engage residents who live in Sunnyside, one of Houston’s most underserved communities.

Astros legend Enos Cabell was at the event. “We started out in different areas doing camps and things like that for the kids,” Cabell said.

“This is great,” he continued. “The money goes here. It stays here and hopefully we can help redevelop this whole area right next to the Astrodome where I played.”

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This effort is part of the Fall Classic Legacy initiative, which is designed to give back to the World Series host communities.

MLB also awarded the Astros a $25,000 grant for an enrichment project within their community.

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