HOUSTON– On Saturday, March 23rd, the Port City Links, Inc. will host the “8th Annual Health, Education, Science Fair and Carnival” in conjunction with South Central Sportz’s 12th Annual Baseball Opening Day in the newly renovated Sunnyside Park, located at 3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051. Over $800,000 in Park Renovations will be completed in time for this annual event and are the result of a partnership of sponsors including The Houston Astros, Schlumberger, Houston Parks Dept., and City Council Member Wanda Adams.
According to Schlumberger Director of Community Affairs Paula Harris, “Being a corporate citizen impacting the neighborhoods and youth of Houston are a part of our Outreach Mission. And having been a partner of over 5 years with Port City Links and South Central Sportz, we have seen the impact these organizations have had on participating youth from not only theSunnysidearea, but also youth from Humble to Fresno who are players in the South Central Sportz Baseball program, and we want to continue to be a part of the success of this community-wide event. ” South Central Sportz President Cravon Rogers further said, “The Park Renovations are a dream come true to our Youth Baseball program which serves boys and girls ages 6-14, and the partnership with Port City Links Health, Education, Science Fair and Carnival make this day each year a truly memorable one for all who attend! Come out enjoy the Fair and Carnival and support these area youth in competitive baseball games all day with over 10 teams named in honor of the Negro League.”
The Port City Links community wide Fair and Carnival, is free and open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will have science, health and education booths as well as rock climbing, Carnival rides, animal exhibits, petting zoo, puppet shows, baseball games, and much more! According to Port City Links President, Irene Johnson, “The Port City Links members look forward each year to reaching out to the Third Ward/Sunnyside area, which is an underserved community where access to information about health, education, and science as well as health screening is much needed.”
For more information, please contact Donna Blackshear-Reynolds 713-304-3336.