“We are excited to bring Chris’ passion for art as a form of self-expression to the 2018 Via Colori festival,” says Jenifer Wickesberg – Summers, Interim Executive Director of CHS. “This partnership is a wonderful opportunity to share the Center’s mission with a much broader audience.”
Chris Devenski is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Prior to playing professionally, Devenski played college baseball for Golden West College and California State University, Fullerton. He made his MLB debut in 2016 and was named an MLB All-Star in 2017.
“I am beyond flattered to be involved with such a great event like Via Colori. Having the opportunity to help children in our community is always a blessing, but when you can achieve that through the beauty of art, it was a no-brainer for me,” says Devenski.
Besides being Via Colori’s s celebrity spokesperson, Chris will be a featured artist and create a piece of art of his own. Don’t miss him and more than 200 local, national and international artists create impressive chalk murals on the streets of downtown Houston, November 17 and 18. The only festival of its kind in Houston, also features three stages of live music, Via Bambini family zone, food and beverage vendors over the two-day event.
Via Colori raises more than $400,000 annually to fund health and educational services for children with hearing loss in Houston through The Center for Hearing and Speech.
General admission is $7 online and $10 at the door. Children under 18 and students with a valid college ID receive free admission. The ticket price is good for both days of the festival.
Tickets may be purchased at www.centerhearingandspeech.org/VC-Tickets/.
About The Center for Hearing and Speech
The Center for Hearing and Speech is the most comprehensive resource for pediatric hearing loss in Texas and the only facility in the region to offer audiology, speech pathology and spoken language education under one roof. Since 1947, the nationally renowned Center has enabled children with hearing loss to learn to listen and speak. Last year, more than 8,500 children received services through the Center’s programs.
For more information on CHS, visit www.centerhearingandspeech.org, follow CHS on Twitter @HelpingKidsHear and Facebook at Facebook.com/thecenterforhearingandspeech.
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