Join Honorary Chairman was Mitch Moreland for this year's Texas Rangers Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive. Fans donated new and gently used baseball equipment at the Metroplex Academy Sports + Outdoors locations, the Dallas and Fort Worth Texas Rangers' team stores and at Rangers Ballpark during the month of July. All equipment collected was donated to the Jr. RBI and RBI programs in Arlington and Dallas. The Equipment Drive was sponsored by the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Fox Sports Southwest. For more information, call 817-273-5207.
For the 15th year in a row, Rangers honored area firefighters, police officers, and deputy sheriffs for their ongoing contributions to the community. Honorees received special recognition prior to a game in appreciation of their public service and heroism. Plus, as part of the event's events, proceeds from group tickets sold for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night went to the Texas Peace Office Memorial Foundation that provides aid to families of law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
For the 16th consecutive year, the Rangers honored teachers as part of Teacher Appreciation Night. Area District and Regional Teachers of the Year were recognized with a special pre-game presentation.