Travis Scott and his Cactus Jack Foundation, in conjunction with Project H.E.A.L., will host the Cactus Jack Foundation HBCU Celebrity Softball Classic on Thursday, February 15th at Minute Maid Park, home of the 2022 World Series Champion Houston Astros. The Celebrity Softball Classic will feature an all-star lineup of baseball Hall of Famers and A-list entertainers who will participate in a Home Run Derby and Softball Game.
The event will also include exclusive Cactus Jack merch, giveaways, prizes, raffles, and a silent auction table with one-of-a-kind music and sports memorabilia.
This event supports Scott’s longstanding commitment to providing scholarship opportunities for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It is a cause that is important to Scott given his family’s longtime legacy studying, working at and supporting HBCUs. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to HBCU seniors for final tuition fees and allows those students to graduate and receive their college diploma on-time.
Last year, the Astros Foundation announced a partnership with Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation as the title sponsor of the first annual Cactus Jack HBCU Classic, a round-robin collegiate baseball tournament highlighting HBCUs and their baseball programs on opening weekend of college baseball, which is slated to take place Feb. 16-18, 2024.
The Cactus Jack HBCU Classic will highlight Division I college baseball’s 2024 opening weekend. The six schools participating in the event include Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas), Prairie View A&M (Prairie View, Texas), Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, La.), Grambling State University (Grambling, La.), Jackson State University (Jackson, Miss.), and Alcorn State University (Alcorn, MS).
WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2024
5:30 PM – Gates Open
7:00 PM – Home Run Derby
7:30 PM – Softball Game
WHERE: Minute Maid Park. 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002
All media need to RSVP ahead of time. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, Feb. 9 at 5:00 PM CST. To gain access to the stadium, media need to be on the list, and pick up their credential and wristband at First Base Entrance in Diamond Lot. Media parking is available in Lot B. Media will have on-field access for interviews behind home plate from 6:00-7:00 PM CST. All interviews will be done during this hour. Once the Home Run Derby begins, media will have to clear the field but are welcome to shoot b-roll from photo wells or watch the game from the press box.