Houston Astros show support for Uvalde

The Houston Astros Foundation honored Uvalde victims, their families and those who responded to the tragedy at their home game on Sunday.
3:35 | 08/15/22

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QUESTIONS TO US. >>> WE'RE GOING TO TURN TO THE RESIDENTS OF UVALDE, TEXAS, DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF THAT HORRIFIC SCHOOL SHOOTING THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF 19 STUDENTS AND 2 TEACHERS. THIS WEEKEND THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS WERE GIVEN CHANCE TO SMILE. THE HOUSTON ASTROS TAKING THEM OUT TO A BALL GAME, ALL PART OF AN EFFORT TO COMFORT THAT COMMUNITY. HERE'S ABC'S ALEX PRESHA. >> Reporter: WE'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN, PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER AFTER A TRAGEDY. THAT'S DEFINITELY TRUE IN TEXAS. THE HOUSTON ASTROS HAVE WARMLY EMBRACED THE FAMILIES OF THE ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING. THE TEAM PICKED UP THEIR GUESTS EARLY IN THE MORNING AND BROUGHT THEM TO MINUTE MAID PARK FOR A DAY OF FUN. >> I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD BE ABLE TO SIT THIS CLOSE. >> YEAH, IT'S CRAZY. >> WE WERE INVITED ALONG WITH A LOT OF OTHER FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY. YOU KNOW, WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE A GOOD GAME TODAY. WE'RE HAPPY TO BE HERE. SISTER TESS AT ROBB ELEMENTARY. >> I FEEL GRATEFUL, JUST THE SUPPORT WE'RE RECEIVING FROM HOUSTON AND THE ASTROS ORGANIZATION. WE JUST FEEL REALLY BLESSED TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE OTHER PEOPLE THINKING OF US. I GET TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH IN HONOR OF MY SISTER TESS. >> SHE WOULD BE SO EXCITED. >> SHE'S LOOKING DOWN ON US RIGHT NOW. I'M PRETTY SURE SHE HAS A BIG OLD SMILE. >> I LOVE BASEBALL. >> Reporter: IT'S NOT THE FIRST I'M THE ASTROS REACHED OUT TO UVALDE. ABC NEWS WAS THERE WHEN THE ASTROS FOUNDATION STAFF AND OWNER VISITED THE COMMUNITY STILL REELING. >> THIS GIVES THEM A LITTLE SUNSHINE, A LITTLE LOVE, LITTLE HAPPINESS. >> AND MAYBE A SMILE. >> MAYBE A SMILE. >> WHAT DO YOU HOPE PEOPLE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS? >> WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER. >> Reporter: STICKING WITH THEIR COMMUNITY IS SOMETHING THE ASTROS BELIEVE IS PART OF THEIR MISSION. >> THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO NOT ONLY ME PERSONALLY, BUT THE ENTIRE ASTROS FAMILY. WHEN YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH DEVASTATION, THERE'S NOTHING THAT CAN CHANGE THAT. THIS IS A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE JUST TO SAY YOU'RE FAMILY. YOU'RE OUR NEIGHBORS. WE WANT TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO HELP YOU GET THROUGH THIS PROCESS. IF IT'S JUST A SMILE FOR A GAME, THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO. >> WE'RE JUST HAPPY YOU'RE HERE. WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING TODAY. WE TRY TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS, NOT ONLY IN OUR COMMUNITY, BUT AROUND TEXAS. WE CAN ALL RELATE TO THE TOUGH TIME THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH. THIS IS JUST A LITTLE DISTRACTION. GIVE A LITTLE SOMETHING BACK. >> Reporter: IT WAS FAITH, A SOFTBALL PLAYER, WHO GOT TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH. THE ASTROS BEAT THE A'S AND WON A BIG VICTORY IN THE HEARTS OF THEIR UVALDE FANS, A TEAM PROVIDING HOPE AND HEALING THROUGH THE LOVE OF BASEBALL. >> THANKS TO ALEX PRESHA AND JOHN QUINONES FOR THAT REPORT. WATCH OUR CONTINUING

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