2016 Texas Rangers Winter Caravan begins January 8; Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

Rangers personalities to make appearances at 12 Academy Sports + Outdoors locations in January Rangers will also make stops at homes of Round Rock Express and Frisco RoughRiders

Arlington, Texas-Plans have been finalized for the 2016 Texas Rangers Winter Caravan. Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Rangers players, coaches, broadcasters, and alumni will make appearances 12 Academy Sports + Outdoors locations in Texas during January as part of the Winter Caravan.

The complete schedule of Rangers appearances at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations (all are open free of charge to the public; schedule of participants is subject to change; number of autographs to be signed may be limited depending on location; please visit www.academy.com or texasrangers.com for complete details):

Friday, January 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 4000 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75035
Scheduled to Appear: Keone Kela, Tanner Scheppers, Shawn Tolleson

Saturday, January 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 210 North New Road, Waco, TX 76710
Scheduled to Appear: Eric Nadel, Sam Freeman, Justin Ruggiano

Saturday, January 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1650 North Highway 77, Waxahachie, TX 75165
Scheduled to Appear: Eric Nadel, Sam Freeman, Justin Ruggiano

Friday, January 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 7523 N.W. Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78245
Scheduled to Appear: Delino DeShields, Chris Gimenez, Derek Holland, Tom Grieve, Dave Raymond

Saturday, January 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 5400 Brodie Lane, Suite 100, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
Scheduled to Appear: Delino DeShields, Chris Gimenez, Derek Holland, Tom Grieve, Dave Raymond  

Wednesday, January 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8050 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75243
Scheduled to Appear: Nick Martinez, Martin Perez, Eleno Ornelas

Thursday, January 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1101 West Arbrook Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76015
Scheduled to Appear: Mitch Moreland, Tom Grieve, others TBA

Sunday, January 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 4920 North Garland Ave., Garland, TX 75040
Scheduled to Appear: Elvis Andrus, Delino DeShields, Chris Gimenez, 

Sunday, January 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 5836 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76137
Scheduled to Appear: Shin-Soo Choo, Sam Dyson

Monday, January 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8668 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, TX 75703
Scheduled to Appear: Matt Hicks, others TBA

Thursday, January 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3950 John Knox Drive (at Cedar Run Road), Abilene, TX 79606
Scheduled to Appear: Robinson Chirinos, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Tom Wilhelmsen, Matt Hicks

Friday, January 29, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3201 Lawrence Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Scheduled to Appear: Robinson Chirinos, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Tom Wilhelmsen, Matt Hicks

The participants at each Academy Sports + Outdoors appearance on the 2016 Winter Caravan will be updated at texasrangers.com as they are confirmed.

The FOX Sports Southwest Winter Caravan Express will be at selected Academy Sports + Outdoors appearances on the Rangers Caravan. The 2016 Rangers Winter Caravan is sponsored in part by FOX Sports Southwest, CBS11/TXA21, 105.3 The Fan, and ESPN DePortes 1540 AM.

2016 RANGERS WINTER CARAVAN TO MAKE STOPS IN ROUND ROCK AND FRISCO

The 2016 Texas Rangers Winter Caravan will also be making stops at the homes of the team's top two farm clubs, Dell Diamond in Round Rock and Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.

Thursday, January 14: Event with the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond, 12 noon
The Rangers will make a stop at Dell Diamond, home of their Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. The event will be held in the United Heritage Conference Center and doors will open at 11:00 a.m.

Tickets for the luncheon are on sale through the Round Rock Express ticket office (512-255-2255) and online at www.RoundRockExpress.com. Individual general admission tickets are $40. Fans can also reserve a table of eight for $315. The event, presented by Cody Pools, will begin at noon with an autograph session for ticketed attendees following the program.
Scheduled to Appear: Jeff Banister, Shin-Soo Choo, Delino DeShields, Chris Gimenez, Derek Holland, Tom Grieve, Dave Raymond

Saturday, January 30: Event with the Frisco RoughRiders at Dr Pepper Ballpark, 10:30-1:00 p.m.
The Rangers will make a stop at Dr Pepper Ballpark, home of their Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders.

10:30-11:45 a.m.-- Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch," a private, ticketed event in the JCPenney Club. Fans can enjoy a private autograph session with the Rangers players in attendance and brunch. Tickets are priced at $50.00 and proceeds will benefit the RoughRiders Foundation, which supports programs and organizations in the local community. Tickets can be purchased at ridersbaseball.com.

12:00-1:00 p.m.-Free public autograph session at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

Scheduled to Appear: Jeff Banister, Steve Buechele, Sam Freeman, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Keone Kela, Tom Wilhelmsen, others TBA. More information is available by going to ridersbaseball.com.

An updated listing of Texas Rangers appearances open to the public can be found at texasrangers.com.