We would like to wish Roger a Happy Birthday! May it be the best one yet with many more to come! Enjoy your day! - The Roger Clemens Foundation Staff
The Rocket supports The Jimmy Fund
The Boston Red Sox and the The Jimmy Fund team up every year to strike out cancer. This year Roger attended Fenway Park and spent the day with a fun group of people in support of a great cause. Since its founding in 1948, The Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of grassroots efforts to help save lives and give hope to cancer patients everywhere. The auction winners this year had one-on-one batting practice with Roger, followed by lunch and a VIP tour of Fenway. All proceeds went to The Jimmy Fund, which benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Learn how you can participate and be involved! http://www.jimmyfund.org/
Roundtable with The Rocket
Local dads and their sons attended Roundtable with The Rocket June 10th at Vallone's in Memorial City where all got a chance to meet and share dinner with Roger. Sports anchor Randy McIlvoy started the evening off, followed by Roger who talked about his best memories playing baseball and his experience visiting our U.S troops. Roger shared some pitching tips with the kids and enjoyed meeting everyone. The crowd included Perry Hicks, Scooter Hicks, Jason Johnson, Clay Rabel, Brent Milam, and Roger's family. Thanks to everyone who made this a great evening!
Patriot Cup Invitiational
Over the holiday weekend Roger was honored to participate in the Patriot Cup Invitational in Owasso, Oklahoma.
Top PGA, LPGA, and a host of celebrities attended to honor our military. The invitational was organized by Folds of Honor, a charity benefiting military families by providing scholarships to those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty
In attendance were Bob Stoops, head football coach of Oklahoma, Navy Seal accredited with killing Osama Bin Laden, Robert O'Neill, Kid Rock, Tiger Woods, Dallas Cowboy, Brandon Weeden, and more.
For more information on how you can donate please visit https://www.foldsofhonor.org
Roger visits team in Sedona, Arizona
Roger stopped by Sedona Red Rock High School in Sedona, Arizona to meet the baseball team! Roger showed the local high school players some hitting and pitching pointers, signed autographs and took pictures. Go Scorpions!
Roger Hosts Youth Clinic
April 2015 Roger held a clinic for some upcoming super stars.
Thanks to all the Athletes from Memorial High School and Allen Diamond Club who came out to the baseball clinic with Roger! He had a blast working with all of you!
World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd!
Roger supporting World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd!
Let's help increase world knowledge of autism and spread awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Today we celebrate the unique talents and skills of people with autism around the world!
For more information on ways to donate visit https://www.autismspeaks.org/liub
Fashion Woodlands raises money to honor American Veterans
March 12, 2015 Fashion Woodlands brought the latest trends highlighting Houston top designers, exotic cars, Rolexs and fresh cigars. The charity event was held at Crave Luxury Auto and featured a hand full of local celebrities. Roger Clemens was honored to make an appearance at Fashion Woodlands which benefited the Greater Woodlands Public Art Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated in support of “The Way Home” Veterans Memorial Project, which aims to construct a Veterans Memorial Monument in the Woodlands, Texas honoring American Veterans who have served our country.
Tootsie's "Love's in Fashion" Charity Runway Show
Debbie and Roger Clemens attended “Love’s in Fashion” show hosted by popular retail store Tootsies February 11, 2015. A host of local professional athletes and celebrities attended the stylish runway event which raised over $100,000 for Dec My Room, a children’s charity designed to change a dull hospital room into a cozier, more personalized hospital room that is filled with things the patient finds comforting during their stay.
Salute to Coach Cliff Gustafson
Recently Roger attended the College Baseball Foundation's Salute to Coach Gustafson. He was Roger's coach at the University of Texas for the 1983 National Championship. He was honored by those who played for him at UT during his distinguished career from 1968-1996.
"Heart of Champions" Campaign
The Roger Clemens Foundation contributed to the Memorial High School "Heart of Champions" campaign to build a new co-ed athletic complex.
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Roger and Debbie Clemens recently attended the third Creighton Farms Invitational at award-winning Creighton Farms in Leesburg, Virginia. Hosted by former professional golfer Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara, the charity event included a reception, dinner, and auction followed by a golf tournament to wrap up the weekend. Proceeds totaled nearly $700,000 all of which benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. The money raised this year will be used for a new 108-bed, Level IV neonatal intensive care unit for Inova Children’s Hospital. This donation will ensure that premature babies in critical condition have the very best care they need.
2014 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction
Roger Clemens was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame August 14, 2014 along with shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, pitcher Pedro Martinez, and radio personality Joe Castiglone. The official ceremony was held at Fenway Park before the game against the Houston Astros. Roger took the mound once again at batting practice tossing to his sons Koby and Kacy. He also participated in the pregame first pitch ceremony alongside new fellow Red Sox Hall of Famers.
2014 Rocketman's Celebrity Slam!
2014 Rocketman’s Celebrity Slam!
Tues. July 15th, 6:30pm @ Minute Maid Park
(Gates open@ 5:30pm)
Come see “The Rocket” and other athletes, Actors and Entertainers take on each other in an extremely competitive softball game!
Celebs scheduled to participate…Vince Young-Univ. of Texas, Tennessee Titans; Clayton Anderson-Astronaut; Jeff Bagwell-Houston Astros/MLB; Patrick Beverley-Houston Rockets/NBA; Brian Ching-Houston Dynamo/MLS; Danny Darwin-MLB; Billy Dawson-Singer/Songwriter; Wayne Graham-Head Coach Rice Univ.; Casey Hampton-Univ. of Texas, Pittsburg Steelers; Kyla Holas-Head Coach Univ. of Houston Women’s Softball; Jay Humphrey-Univ. of Texas, Jacksonville Jaguars; Toby Keith-Singer/Songwriter; Shane Lechler-Texas A&M, Houston Texans-NFL; Lee Majors-Actor; Tracy McGrady-Houston Rockets-NBA; Cat Osterman-Univ. of Texas, Olympian and Pro Softball Player; Roy Oswalt-Houston Astros-MLB; Kevin Sorbo-Actor; Kasey Studdard-Univ. of Texas, Houston Texans; Greg Swindell-MLB; Winfred Tubbs-Univ. of Texas, New Orleans Saints; Paul Wall-American Rapper; Robert Wuhl-Actor.
The Astros will be showing the MLB All Star Game Live on “El Grande” the HD big screen for fans enjoyment. Fans/Kids will enjoy the entertainment of the ZooperStars in between innings. And music right after the game.
Net proceeds will benefit Children’s Charities, and Military Families.
Team Clemens/Urlacher win at 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational
Michael Jordan with tournament winners Brian Urlacher and Roger Clemens on the fourth and final day of the 2014 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. Brian and Roger were each awarded $20,000 to the charity of their choice.
Credits to Tom Donoghue/DonoghuePhotography.com
ROGER CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH BROOKDALE SENIOR FACILITY RESIDENT
On May 6, 2014, Roger visited Brookdale Plaza Senior Living facility to celebrate the birthday of resident, Helen Buzbee, who turned 100 on May 4. During his visit, Roger chatted with a group of residents, handed out autographed memorabilia, and took photos with the residents.
13th Annual American Baseball Foundation Lead Off Dinner
On February 6, Roger attended the American Baseball Foundation's 13th Annual Lead Off Dinner in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as the featured speaker for the event which raises moneys to support programs for under served children. Some of the children served in the reading/sports enrichment programs were guests and enjoyed meeting and talking with the Rocket. The evening was a grand success.
Honoring Military Moms
On February 23, Roger and his son, Kory, chef and owner of Katch22 Restaurant in Houston, hosted a brunch at Katch22. Invited guests included Military Moms with a child currently deployed; Blue Star moms who have had a son or daughter serve in the Global War on Terror, and two Gold Star families who lost a son in combat. The brunch was a great way for the Roger Clemens Foundation to thank our Military Moms for raising patriotic sons and daughters who volunteered to serve our great nation. It also allowed the Moms to interact and connect with other Moms who have and are still experiencing stress and concern for their children; and for some, sadness on the loss of their child in battle.
Following the brunch, Roger spoke to the group, telling them about his experiences pitching at Yankee Stadium after 9/11. It was a momentous occasion when President George W. Bush took the mound and threw a perfect strike, sharing the crowd’s reaction of gratitude to our military. It was at that moment that Roger committed to always do what he could to thank our brave and courageous men and women who serve our country. Roger has participated in USA Tours, been involved with HelpingaHero.org and presented homes to our wounded heroes.
ROGER CLEMENS SUPPORTS CTX ABILITY SPORTS CHILDREN
Roger participated in a golf tournament and silent auction at the Balcones Country Club, in Austin, Texas, on November 4, 2013, to benefit Central Texas Ability Sports. CTX Ability Sports provides year round sports opportunities for children with disabilities and their siblings free of charge.
UT Coop Celebri-Trees Charity Event
The University of Texas Co-op is excited to announce the return of their Celebri-Trees Charity Event! Their back lot has been turned into a "Winter Wonderland" with Christmas trees decorated by 20-25 personalities in the local community & by UT alums. Roger is hosting a Longhorn's theme tree designed and created by Jan Wilde, Executive Director of the Roger Clemens Foundation. Fifty percent of the sale of Roger's tree is to be donated to the Roger Clemens Foundation.
An opening event and silent auction was held with all proceeds going to The Rise School of Austin. The event will run from November 15 through December 13, 2013.
Movie and Dinner Event
Moroch Entertainment offered a wonderful opportunity for a fundraiser for the Foundation. Guests were treated to a walk down the "red carpet" and enjoyed a private screening of "Delivery Man", followed by dinner at Katch 22. The silent auction was a big success and door prizes brought smiles from the winners. All enjoyed the Karaoke with Roger leading the fun.
The Woodlands Celebrity Golf Classic - 2013
Rocket will be gearing up to participate in The Woodlands Celebrity Golf Classic - 2013, hosted by Jeff and Michelle Maggert, November 8th and 9th. It promises to be an exciting weekend for all involved. This event benefits the Montgomery County Youth Services.
Dan Pastorini Celebrity Charity Golf Invitational
Rocket will be at the Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land, TX, on Monday, October 21st. He along with other celebs will be golfing at Dan Pastorini's event. All activities will benefit "Be An Angel" Help a Child.
"Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2"
Moroch Entertainment, representing Columbia Pictures recently invited Roger Clemens and his special guests to attend a private screening of the new movie, "Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2".
The private screening was held on September 5, at Santikos Palladium Theatre, South Richmond, TX. Roger hosted children from the Ronald McDonald House, their parents, Ronald McDonald House staff, and family and friends of the Clemens'.
A 35 passenger mini-bus was graciously donated by CTI Transportation.
"Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2" picks up where Sony Pictures Animations' 2009 hit comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood's genius is finally being recognized as he is invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors inthe the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester's right-hand-gal - and one of his greatest inventions - is Barb, a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain. It's always been Flint's dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids - "foodimals!" With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission - to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again!
Legend Pitches In
Mariangel, 4, received a stuffed toy from baseball legend Roger Clemens at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital on August 19, 2013. Mr. Clemens was visiting pediatric patients in the Roger & Debbie Clemens Pediatric Wing at the hospital. Mariangel was also presented with a signed pink Astros cap, heart-shaped lollipops and other gifts. She had traveled from her home in Nicaragua to receive heart surgery from Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon William I. Douglas. Mariangel is the HeartGift Foundation's 11th patient to receive life-saving heart surgery at the hospital.