Astros Stanek, Tucker raise money for charity on 24-hour stream

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Astros Ryne Stanek and Kyle Tucker help raise money for charity on Apollo Media’s 24-hour stream.

This past weekend, Apollo Media held a 24-hour live stream with a multitude of events to raise money for the charitable foundations of Kyle Tucker, Alex Bregman and Lance McCullers Jr.

Through their Twitch stream and donations accepted on its website, Apollo Media raised over $6,000 for the three Astros players’ charities in their third annual event.

The Kyle Tucker Foundation is in place to assist families in paying for hospice, which Tucker has been vocal about in the last month since his first event. Bregman Cares has brought awareness and support to the Autism community.

The Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation “invests time and resources into the promotion of pet adoptions, raising awareness for shelters and programs, and continuing the journey to a no-kill world,” as stated on its website.

The Houston Astros had two players jump in on the fun with Ryne Stanek and Tucker playing video games with the Apollo crew, as well as Justin Verlander’s brother, Ben, joining to speak on the current state of the lockout.

"“It’s just great that the guys (Stank and Tucker) are willing and are generous enough with their time to come on and hang out to raise money for charity,” Josh of Apollo Media said. “It really shows how connected they are to the city, fans and their teammates.”"

Tucker helped kickoff the early hours of the event, streaming Fortnite with Apollo contributors. Stanek joined in the later hours, playing Call of Duty with the guys at the embarked on their final hours of the event.

Chas McCormick was also listed on the event, but no posts included McCormick’s presence for Fortnite stream with his teammate, Tucker. Bregman was active on Twitter, thanking those who helped support the three charities.

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