The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) opened its fourth season in Houston with the Houston Astros George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit Kick Off Party on June 12. Co-chair Lara Bell and honorary co-chair Dr. Carolyn Farb welcomed over 50 supporters at Masraff’s restaurant in Uptown to celebrate the upcoming main attraction: the fourth annual George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, which will be held on July 8 at Bowlmor Houston.

Guests enjoyed light bites and Masraff’s finest wine selections. Hors d’oeuvres included charred endives, mini tartar tacos, and Southwestern tenderloin with truffle oil tomato bruschetta. Bell spoke about why Camp SAY is close to her heart and how it has helped so many young and brave people who stutter. She encouraged the crowd of fans to join Co-Chair Melissa DeAyala and Junior Chair Matthew DeAyala for a memorable evening of bowling with Springer, fellow Astros and other professional athletes and local celebrities.

With the help from the celebrity lane captains—former Texan and KPRC sports analyst/anchor Chester Pitts and  Texan Whitney Mercilus—guests knocked the ball out of the park as the raffle winners of signed baseballs by Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, and George Springer.

George Springer, a Houston Astros outfielder, 2017 World Series champion and MVP, is a person who stutters and is the national spokesperson for Camp SAY, a life-changing and empowering summer camp for young people who stutter. The annual benefit supports the George Springer Kids Fund. All of the proceeds from the George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit will help send children from all socio-economic backgrounds to the George Springer MVP Camp SAY day camp in Houston and Camp SAY, a summer camp for kids and teens who stutter.

The All-Star Bowling Benefit will start with a cocktail reception followed by bowling fun with fellow Astros and celebrity lane captains, with an open bar and dinner. The Bowling Benefit will also feature sports-themed items, experiences, and memorabilia in a silent auction.  

To join Springer for his All-Star Bowling Benefit, visit

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