Texas Rangers Alumni to Give Miracle League Kids a Chance to Play Ball

 

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will host 50 children from Miracle League in an exclusive fantasy baseball clinic through a partnership with Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids LLC on Sunday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Doug Inman Miracle League Field at Randol Mill Park.

Twelve former Rangers players will welcome the youngsters to the Doug Inman Miracle League Field. Upon arrival, each child will receive a customized Rangers jersey. That day the young players will be given the unique opportunity to receive one - on - one instruction from Texas Rangers Alumni before playing in a game of their own alongside Rangers alumni.

Following the game there will be lunch and a chance for Miracle League participants to receive autographs from the Rangers Alumni on hand. The Texas Rangers has supported the Miracle League in its goal to give children with special needs the same opportunity to play baseball regardless of their ability, since 2005.

Each year, the Rangers welcome more than 600 participants and their families to Miracle League Day at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and provide various other unique opportunities for the children. Texas Rangers staff along with Miracle League staff and parents will be on hand. The following Rangers alumni are scheduled to participate in Sunday’s event:

 

Bill Stein

Bobby Witt

Mike Munoz

Rich Billings

Warren Newson

Ken Suarez

Jeff Kunkel

Jim Kern

David Hulse

Bill Fahey

Dave Hostetler

Larry Hardy

 

OTHER FOUNDATION NOTES:

Participants from the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation just keep livin program will receive special help from SLANT to complete a clean-up project from 8 a.m. – noon, on Saturday April 21 at Pleasant Oaks Park in Dallas.

70 Student and other volunteers will decorate the field for the start of the Dallas Jr. RBI and RBI Opening Day that will take place at the park beginning at 1:00 p.m. Former Texas Rangers player, Benji Gil will throw the RBI game’s first pitch. During the morning volunteers will pick weeds, plant flowers and complete a variety of landscape projects to beautify the playing field for the season.  Service Learning Adventures in North Texas, also known as SLANT, is a service-learning program designed to inspire youth to take up the challenge of improving their neighborhoods and communities in unique and creative ways.  The just keep livin program, which is a partnership with the Texas Rangers Foundation and the just keep livin foundation, consists of students from Pinkston High School in Dallas; Sam Houston High School in Arlington; and Diamond-Hill Jarvis High School in Fort Worth.

 

About the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: For 20 years, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation has provided funding and programming to make the lives of children in North Texas better. The Foundation has given more than $11 million since 1991 to help youth in crisis, youth education, youth baseball, and youth health. More information can be found at: www.texasrangers.com/foundation.