The Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation thank all of the runners, walkers and fans of all ages and abilities who joined us on Saturday, October 3, 2015, for Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down.
Participants in the 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run crossed the finish line inside Minute Maid Park, and everyone had the opportunity to attend a post-race party on Crawford Street with delicious food and beverages!
All 10K and 5K participants received a commemorative tech t-shirt and Kids Fun Run participants received a commemorative t-shirt and a special finisher's medal.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you again in 2016!
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. We seek to harness the passion of baseball fans in the Greater Houston area to support our cornerstone charitable programs, including Community Leaders, the Astros Urban Youth Academy and the Astros RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).
The mission of the Houston Police Foundation is to foster visible and direct community support for the Houston Police Department by strengthening pride in and connection to the Department's mission of excellence.
The Houston Police Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed by local business leaders to support projects of the Houston Police Department. Donations made by individuals and companies fund special programs, officer safety, training, equipment, and new technology -- none of which would be feasible under the City budget. Approximately 96% of HPD's annual budget goes to pay officers and other department personnel.
The role of the Foundation is not to displace funding for basic law enforcement, or to reduce in any way the responsibility of the City of Houston to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens. However, as modern law enforcement tasks continue to become more complex, the Houston Police Department, similar to police departments across the country, has increasing needs to stay current in training, technology and equipment, and communication and partnership efforts with the community.