KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
April 13, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy families can meet their favorite Houston athletes, including some from Katy, this Saturday. Enjoy interviews, demos, music and local vendors. Around 20 big names from the NBL, NFL, NHL, Olympians, NASCAR, and many more will be present.
Photo credit: Central Green Park
Meet Top Athletes
The Willow Fork Drainage District's Central Green Park, located in LaCenterra, brings the community the annual H-Town Sports Day this Saturday, April 15, 2023 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. The popular event gives sports fans the chance to meet some of the biggest names in local sports. This free event is a not to miss.
Baseball, Football, NASCAR, and More!
There will be NASCAR drivers, athletes from national tiers, fun mascots, street teams, and Olympians. Some athletes you can meet include Amobi Okoye, Christian Harris, Garrett Wallow, Derek Stingley, NASCAR Driver Ted Minor and Katy’s own racecar driver, Ty Hymel.
“The opportunity to represent an entire sport to the not only Katy but the whole city of Houston is truly amazing, and a dream come true,” says Katy’s own Ty Hymel. “I’ve been so thankful and so blessed to be invited to this event four times now and every time I still can’t believe that I’m in the presence of such amazing athletes.” Hymel is set for his next race this Saturday after the event.
H Town Sports Day will kick off with the Play 60 at noon, an event where kids can work out with professional athletes, learn healthy habits and be able to ask questions. Sign up for the Play 60 starts at 11:00 a.m.
“H-town Sports Day is an opportunity for the public to get up close and meet their favorite athletes,” says Yvonne Arceneaux, Willow Fork Drainage District’s Park Director. “Our interviews give the public a chance to see their personalities and learn more about them.”
Follow the schedule below to not miss your favorite athlete or exciting moments, like when the World Series Trophy visits Central Green Park.
H Town Sports Day Schedule:
11:00 a.m.- Play 60 sign up begins
12:00 p.m.- Katy Stars kickoff event with Cheer and interview Jeri
1:00 p.m.- Interviews with Amobi Okoye and Play 60 coaches
1:15 p.m.- Announcements
1:20 p.m.-1:50 p.m.- Interviews with ALL NFL players
1:50 p.m.- Ty Hymel interview
2:00 p.m.- 2:10 p.m.- Domination Zone interview
2:10 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.- K.O. Bellows interview
2:15 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.- Dynamo Street Team interview
2:30-2:45 p.m.- Poss Cheer Katy Gymnastics and Sports Performance demonstration
2:45 p.m.- 2:50 p.m.- Announcements
2:50 p.m.- 2:55 p.m.- Interview with Shooting Stars/ Demo
3:00 p.m.- 3:10 p.m.- World Series Trophy Arrives
3:10 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.- Space Cowboys and Orion interview
3:15 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. -Interview with Joseph Santarose
Rock Solid Tae Kwon Do demonstration
3:30 p.m.-3:35 p.m.- interview with Nia Abdallah
3:35 p.m.-3:45 p.m.- Whit McClendon demonstration
3:45 p.m.-3:50 p.m.- Announcements
3:50 p.m.-4:00 p.m.- Bolly X demonstration
Athletes attending include:
Astros Street Team
World Series Trophy
Houston Dynamo/Dash Street Team
NASCAR Ted Minor
RaceCar Ty Hymel
Deaflympian Joseph Sanatrose
Rock Solid Tae Kwon Do
Whit McClendon Shau Jau Medalist
Amobi Okoye Texan, Bear, Cowboy
Nia Abdallah Tae Kwon Do silver medalist
Orion Space Cowboys
Space Cowboys Street Team
Katy Gymnastics and Sports Performance
This is a great opportunity for Katy fans to interact with their favorite local sports.