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Roger Clemens pitches support to education on Oct. 23

Join Keynote Speaker Roger Clemens for lunch at the Pitch In for Our Children and Teachers benefit on Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar, in Houston, Texas. A live auction features sports memorabilia donated and autographed by the famed former Houston Astros pitcher. Proceeds benefit innovative school initiatives throughout Harris County.

Debbie Clemens donates a denim jacket she designed complete with bold appliqués and faux fur. The following autographed Clemens sports collectibles are included in the live auction at the luncheon:

· 2004 Cy Young Astros Jersey

· Baseball glove

· Cy Young Award photographs

· Baseballs

· Boston Red Sox mini pro home plate

· New York Yankees mini pro home plate

· Roger Clemens program

· Baseball bat

The luncheon hosted by the Education Foundation of Harris County (EFHC) funds innovative education initiatives for students in greater Harris County. At the breakfast, the Foundation spotlights chemistry, physics and autonomous robotics initiatives that support teachers to excite and motivate young learners.

Honorary chair for the event is former President George H.W. Bush. Hosts include Arthur and Philamena Baird; Jim and Franci Crane; Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and wife Gwen; Larry and Susan Kellner; Bob and Janice McNair; Mark and Sally Russ; Dan and Lori Wolterman; and Fred and Kay Zeidman.

Tickets for the event are $100 or $75 for young professionals 35 and under. Table sponsorships are available. To sponsor and attend the luncheon and to view or find details about the auction items, go to www.efhc.org/rogerclemens or email Sasha Crabtrey, scrabtrey@hcde-texas.org .

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Contact:Carol E. Vaughn, Communications/Media Relations Manager
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston TX 77022
713-696-0756 office, 281-660-9205 cell
www.hcde-texas.org

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