Riders Aiding Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts On Final Homestand

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Fans Encouraged To Donate To Harvey Relief During Games Aug. 29-Sept. 4

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2017) – The RoughRiders Foundation will be active throughout the team’s final homestand of the regular season by coordinating fundraising efforts for people affected by Hurricane Harvey through the American Red Cross.

The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, face the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros) in the opener of a four-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Corpus Christi and Houston are two of the many cities along the Texas coast impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The RoughRiders Foundation will be raising funds throughout the seven-game homestand through Monday, Sept. 4. Fundraising efforts include 10 percent from all sales at the Riders Outpost team store, proceeds from special Pass the Boat activities during games, a cash donation box at the RoughRiders Foundation table (section 104) and auctions of RoughRiders items on the DASH (Digital Auction Showdown) app through Friday, Sept. 1. (The easiest way to download DASH is to text “DASH” to 66866.)

Fans can also visit www.redcross.org/donate/cm/friscorr-pub for more information and to donate. Donations through the Red Cross are also welcome by texting HARVEY to 90999.

About the RoughRiders Foundation

The mission of the RoughRiders Foundation is to enhance the community we serve through charitable contributions, grants, and programming initiatives. The RoughRiders Foundation supports programs and organizations in our community that motivate and reward children and families in the areas of education, good health and community services activities.

For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders Foundation, contact Breon Dennis at breon@ridersbaseball.com or at community@ridersbaseball.com.

About the Frisco RoughRiders

The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing more than $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco “Best Ballpark Renovation” of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.comor Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.

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