2019 Annual Benefit: Oh, what a night!
The 9th Annual RBI Austin Benefit, Now at Bat was held on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin. This annual event was one to remember as Austin’s MLB community and other special guests came together with 900 attendees to raise $663,000 in support of RBI Austin’s 1,312 kids!
Longhorn Network Host Alex Loeb served as emcee for the evening and led the featured panel discussion with Two-Time Olympian Cat Osterman and Longhorn Legend Huston Street, both who serve as members of the RBI Austin Board of Directors.
In addition to dinner, drinks, a cocktail reception, a live auction, and appearances by other special guests, the audience enjoyed a surprise acoustic performance by Texas Country Music stars Josh Abbott and Wade Bowen.
Past Benefit Speakers:
2019 – Cat Osterman, Two-time Olympian and Huston Street, Longhorn Legend
2018 – Bill White and Kevin Millar, MLB Greats
2017 – Augie Garrido, Longhorn Legend
2016 – A.J. Hinch, Houston Astros Manager
2015 – Roger Clemens and Huston Street, MLB and University of Texas Legends
2014 – Reid Ryan, President of the Houston Astros
2013 – Cat Osterman, professional softball player & Olympic gold medalist, Jim Sundberg, Texas Rangers Sr. Executive Vice President
2012 – Brian Jones, CBS Sports Broadcaster, former NFL player
2011 – Augie Garrido, University of Texas Head Baseball Coach