George Springer and SAY (The Stuttering Association for the Young), along with fellow teammates, other celebrities and over 200 fans, helped raise more than $100,000 on June 2, 2016 at Springer’s Second Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit held at Lucky Strike Houston.
Springer, who stutters and is a national spokesperson for Camp SAY, hosted the Bowling Benefit to provide financial aid and ensure that children from all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to the life-changing summer camp for young people who stutter.
Noah Cornman, executive director of SAY, kicked off the evening and Taro Alexander, founder of Say, led the pregame celebration with “Hype,” a pregame rally where Springer and guests formed a huge circle of support around all of the children who stutter.
Springer then stepped up to the plate and voiced his support for young people who stutter and encouraged them to embrace their stuttering. The speech was then followed by a striking performance from SAY teen, Julianna Padilla, and director of programming, Travis Robertson.
The evening was in full swing when everyone hit the lanes to dance and bowl. The silent auction provoked friendly competition, but everyone came together to cheer Springer as he announced the celebrity lane captain roster, which included Houston Astros Carlos Correa; KPRC radio host, Michael Garfield; former Houston Oiler Haywood Jeffires; KPRC radio host, Steve Johnson; KTRK’s David Nuño; former Houston Texan Chester Pitts; former New York Yankee Vernon Wells; and KMBE radio host, Lance Zierlein.