Former Houston Astro Kevin Bass headlined the 26th annual Steak and Burger Dinner Friday, Sept. 20. The event, which raises money for the Boys and Girls Club of Alice, was held at the Hub City Event Center.

Bass is the first baseball player to make an appearance at the annual event.

“Every year we’ve been very successful with every one of these fundraisers," said BGCA executive director Rick Del Bosque. "These fundraisers help with funding for different activities that we have for the kids at the club."

Bass spoke about the difference organizations such as BGCA makes in the lives of children.

The money raised at the Steak and Burger Dinner will go toward the operations of the BGCA.