HOUSTON, TX: This summer, the Astros Urban Youth Academy will once again conduct a series of four weekly summer baseball and softball camps for kids ages 7-17 beginning on Monday, June 9 and continuing through Friday, July 11. The Astros Urban Youth Academy is located at 2801 S. Victory Drive in Houston, TX at Sylvester Turner Park. 

The Academy's staff will instruct up to 100 campers each week in baseball and softball fundamentals and terminology, and will introduce them to various other aspects of the game. The campers will receive periodic motivational visits from both current and former Houston Astros players as well as other prominent individuals from the area and the baseball community. 

The camps will begin each day at 9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday, and end each day at noon. For more information on how to register for these camps and become a member of the Astros Urban Youth Academy, please call 281-260-9166 or email uya@astros.com.

ABOUT THE ASTROS URBAN YOUTH ACADEMY (2801 S. Victory Drive, Houston, TX 77088): 
The Astros Urban Youth Academy (UYA) is run by The Astros Foundation and provides free baseball and softball instruction, life skills training and academic support to Houston youth, with a focus on serving inner-city and at-risk children and teens. Baseball and softball camps, clinics and other activities are provided by experienced instructors. UYA staff also provides mentoring, leadership development and assistance with the college application process. The UYA's doors are open year-round free of charge to youngsters age 7 to 17 from the Houston area. 

ABOUT THE ASTROS FOUNDATION: 
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. The Astros Foundation seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans in Houston and surrounding areas to support our cornerstone charitable programs, including Community Leaders, the Astros Urban Youth Academy and the Astros RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) league. Our strategic focus is youth baseball and softball programs serving at-risk youth. The Astros Foundation welcomes volunteers and tax deductible donations, which can be made in honor or in memory of loved ones, as well as corporate donations or matching gifts. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/foundation.