Aaron Navarro, 15, of Wharton, was given the opportunity of delivering baseball to the pitcher’s mound in Game 2 of the 2019 World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Navarro was one of two Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston members to do this before the game, with Jacquelyn Dominguez, of Galveston, being the other during Game 1 the night before.
Navarro, who attends Wharton High School as a freshman, is currently a member of the Wharton Teen Scene Club and has been a Boys & Girls Club member five years.
He has participated in the following programs while attending the club: Power Hour, myfuture.net, and Smart Moves. As a summer Jr. staff, he had the opportunity to run the Fun at Bat program for elementary school aged youth at the Wharton Dobson Club.
Navarro said he loves baseball and has played since he was eight years old in Little League and Select Ball.
He plans to try out for the Wharton Tigers’ baseball team as an outfielder. His favorite player is
The Astros’ Jose Altuve because he is a good player.
His chaperone during his Series visit was Tobi Shonowo.
Mari Bosker, director of Board Governance and Communications for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, said Navarro did a great job being interview before the game.
“He represented Wharton well,” Bosker said.