It's well-established that the Astros support their own, and they proved it again last month when teammates gathered at Revival Market for Growing Good, an Urban Harvest benefit hosted by pitcher Collin McHugh and his wife, Ashley.
More than 80 peopled showed up for the cause, including fellow 'Stros George Springer, Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley, Jake Marisnick, Ryan Pressly, Brad Peacock, Josh James, and Joe Smith, plus other famous franchise faces like sideline reporter Julia Morales and GM Jeff Luhnow.
All told, the affair raised over $35,000 for Urban Harvest, the 25-year leader in the local food movement that offers community garden programs, farmers markets, and youth education. The McHughs are passionate about supporting programs like Urban Harvest that expand access to nutrition and sustainable, local food for all.
"Events like tonight allow us to bring awareness about the importance of access to fresh, local food in our city, whether that be in the community gardens, school programs, farmers markets, or outreach classes," said Urban Harveset executive director Janna Roberson.
The Growing Good crowd enjoyed food, wine, and whisky, plus an auction with unique Astros-related items. "Good luck" was the repeated refrain of the night as the team headed into their first playoff game the next day, which—of course—they won.