Astros’ Kyle Tucker Gives Back to Houston Kids via The DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation’s Sports Matter Giving Truck.
Fresh off a Spring Training game against the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros’ outfielder Kyle Tucker spent his Sunday afternoon virtually visiting the kids of the Sheldon Little League team with the help of The DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation’s Sports Matter Giving Truck, which gives 10,000 pieces of sporting equipment to kids in need around the country.
After the event, I was able to catch up with Tucker and talk to him about the event, as well as his upcoming season with the Astros. Kyle Tucker chose to participate in the Giving Truck initiative, because he said “it was important to give back to the Houston community in some way,” and he was happy to help make an impact on the kids of Sheldon Little League.
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When we spoke about last season, he said it was definitely different with all changes that were in place but it was definitely good to give people a distraction during the hard times of 2020 for at least 60 games. He said that it was good to be back in the ballpark this year with fans, regardless if they boo or not.
As far as what he wants to improve on for 2021, Tucker said he is “willing to work on anything to help this team get back to the World Series and compete for a title, whether that’s hitting, fielding.”
He says, “this year’s team is good enough to be back on top and contend for a title,” despite the loses of George Springer and others.
It was an honor to interview Tucker and his involvement with DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation. For more information on the event, click here.