Chicago Cubs announce Futures Game vs. Texas Rangers at Sloan Park

Cubs Charities and Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to split net proceeds between the Cubs Charities Diamond Project and Dane McDonald Safe at Home Foundation

MESA, AZ. - The Chicago Cubs today announced details for a 2015 Futures Game featuring the Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers, Monday, March 30, at Sloan Park. The best prospects and young players from each organization will showcase their talents when they take the field at 7 p.m. MST, after the Cubs host the San Francisco Giants at 1:05 p.m. MST.

Fans looking to catch the action can purchase general admission tickets in the reserved seating bowl for $6 at the Sloan Park Ticket Office or online at www.sloanpark.com.

A portion of the net proceeds from the game will benefit the Cubs Charities Diamond Project, which expands opportunities for children to play baseball in the Mesa community. Over the last four years, working with the Mesa Hohokam Foundation, Cubs Charities has raised funds to support youth sports, including the Mesa Little League.

The Diamond Project, one of Cubs Charities' signature programs launched in 2014, aims to provide funds to nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations to support capital improvement projects and improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local baseball fields. In addition, the program is intended to build an infrastructure through partnerships and resident involvement that will sustain these open spaces for the community.

The Texas Rangers will donate their portion of the game's proceeds to the Dane McDonald Safe at Home Foundation, an Arizona nonprofit started by AZL Rangers' Hitting Coach Donzell McDonald in honor of his son; also nephew of Cubs Mental Skills Program Coordinator Darnell McDonald.

Gates will open an hour before the start of the game. Parking in the general lots, located east of the ballpark, is complimentary.

Fans with questions can contact mesa@cubs.com. For more information about Cubs Spring Training, please visit www.sloanpark.com.