Astros Wives Go to Bat for Female Empowerment, Raise Half a Mil for Girls Inc

Astros Wives Go to Bat for Female Empowerment, Raise Half a Mil for Girls Inc

Kara McCullers, Samatha Tucker, Pam Espada, Lindsey Kessinger, Kat Pressly, Reagan Bregman, Alexandra Rich

LET'S HEAR IT for the girls! Girls Inc, that is. A sold-out crowd gathered at Minute Maid Park's Union Station for a fun lunch hosted by Kat Pressly, wife to Astros pitcher Ryan Pressly, and her mom, Sue Rogers.


Rogers has been involved with Girls Inc for many years, championing the organization's mission to provide young women all over the city with access to mentors. Girls Inc CEO Treopia Cannon welcomed the 350-plus guests, many of whom were outfitted in pink in honor of the event's theme, "A League of Their Own." Other speakers included honoree Melissa Cook, a counselor who spoke about the need for mental-health support and social-media boundaries for teens, and Zori Ozor, a high school junior who offered her testimony as to how beneficial Girls Inc has been in her life.

The afternoon included a raffle of a Shaftel Diamonds ring, as well as a buzzy silent auction, both of which contributed to the record-setting till of more than $400,000. Talk about a home run!

Taylor Kessler and Courtney Powell

Claire Day, Brittany McDowell and Tami Wall

Julia Morales, Twila Carter and Treopia Cannon

Ryan and Kat Pressly

Kara and Lance McCullers

Reagan Bregman and Anita Sehgal

Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro

Karina Moreno, Lisa Helfman, Suzanne Ross, Hannah Brook

Kristen Harper, Jessica Mikell and Natalie Alvarado

Kat Pressly and Sue Rogers

Kristen Collins and Dana Barton

Kelsey and Stuart Cook

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