Source: Houston Chronicle
On August 29 and 30, CityCentre, located at the intersection of I-10 west and Beltway 8, has invited HomeAid Houston to showcase its annual Project Playhouse at the the CityCentre Live Events festivities. This opportunity is in lieu of HomeAid’s traditional location for Project Playhouse in Minute Maid Park during the Astros games in late summer every year.
Project Playhouse, a partnership with the Houston Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation, will be observing safe distancing. The playhouse is called Mission Control and features spaceship-designed amenities and decor, including an operable Dutch-style spaceship door, a detachable slide, a flat screen TV, gaming system and gaming chairs to make manning Mission Control comfortable, and space-themed furniture. The playhouse is also air conditioned and includes electricity.
Guests will also enjoy live entertainment in the Plaza. Music includes Quimbara Latin Band, Guillermo Serpas (Nuevo Flamenco Guitar), and Mike Donohue Duo Christian Inspirational music. Additional fun attractions will also be offered outdoors keeping social distancing a top priority.
HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association partnered with First America Homes, the home building division of The Signorelli Co. to construct the playhouse. First America provided the design, construction and the storage of Mission Control. Funds raised through ticket sales will ensure that HomeAid will continue their mission “to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.”
The playhouse is designed in size to meet the standard Houston community deed restrictions and is also modular to make it easy to transport and install. For more information, visit HomeAid’s website at www.homeaidhouston.org.
“We can’t thank CityCentre enough for inviting Project Playhouse to be included on their calendar for Live at CityCentre,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “It is an honor to work with the Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation every year on this fun way to raise awareness and funds. We also thank the First America crew and all of the generous sponsors who have stepped up during an unprecedented time.”
Playhouse Sponsors include:
Hall of fame: Satterfield & Pontikes Construction and Taylor Morrison/Darling Homes;
Grand slam: Toll Brothers;
Home run sponsors: Builders Post-Tension, David Weekley Homes, First American Title Homebuilder Services, ISC Building Materials, MC Surfaces, M I Homes, Newland, Rock Materials and Trendmaker Homes;
All Star sponsors: Allpoints Surveying, Andrade Concrete & Construction, Arrow Glass Industries, Cervelle Homes, Corey Construction, Eric l. Davis Engineering, Meta Planning + Design LLC, Montalbano Lumber, On-Target! Marketing and Advertising and Wisenbaker Builder Services;
In-kind donors: Adventure Playground Systems, BMC, Houston Sign Co., Houston Chronicle, IES Residential and Radical Galaxy.
Since 2003, HomeAid Houston, a charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), has been building transitional shelters for non-profit agencies that provide services and support to men, women, children and veterans facing homelessness.
For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.