Texas Rangers and Academy Sports + Outdoors will partner for Equipment Drive at Rangers Caravan stop in Garland on Sunday, January 24

Equipment will be donated to victims of December 26 tornadoes in North Texas

Arlington, TX -- The Texas Rangers and Academy Sports + Outdoors today announced that they will partner on a Sports Equipment Drive at the club's Winter Caravan stop on Sunday, January 24 in Garland. Academy Sports + Outdoors is the sponsor of the 2016 Rangers Winter Caravan.

The Rangers will appear at the Academy Sports + Outdoors location at 4920 North Garland Avenue from 1:30-2:30 p.m. At that appearance, fans are encouraged to make donations of new and gently-used sports equipment, which will go to the victims of the devastating December 26 tornadoes in North Texas. Garland was one of the hardest-hit areas by the storms.

Academy Sports + Outdoors has contributed $5,000 towards the purchase of equipment as part of the relief effort.

Earlier this month, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation made a donation of $25,000 to aid in the relief effort in North Texas with the monies going to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. In addition, the Rangers provided gift cards for families impacted by the tornados in the area.

Elvis Andrus, Delino DeShields, Chris Gimenez, and Ryan Rua are scheduled to appear at the January 24 Garland store appearance.

The upcoming schedule of Rangers appearances at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations with updates on player attendance is below. (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 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, Doug Brocail, 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, Jurickson Profar, Jose Guzman, 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, Ryan Rua 

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: Ryan Rua, Shawn Tolleson, Matt Hicks

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