Park Place Dealerships Triple Play set for Sunday, May 27

Tickets are still available for the tenth annual Park Place Dealerships Triple Play Game Show Spectacular on Sunday evening, May 27 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas.

To reserve tables or individual tickets, contact the Foundation at (817) 436-5933 or tripleplay@texasrangers.com.

The theme for the 2012 event is "Escape to the Hamptons."  As always, Triple Play features Rangers players competing in game shows, and the club today announced the 2012 player participants for a pair of new competitions.

Are You Smarter than a Pitcher? will feature the teams of Colby Lewis-Joe Nathan, Mike Adams-Derek Holland, and Scott Feldman-Matt Harrison with Mark Lowe and David Murphy serving as panelists. Competing in the $40,000 Pyramid will be the teams of Nelson Cruz-Josh Hamilton, Elvis Andrus-Adrian Beltre, Ian Kinsler-Mitch Moreland, and Mike Napoli-Michael Young.

A very special part of the evening will feature the presentation of the 2012 Triple Play MVP Award to Pamela Monk for her relentless and tireless commitment to giving kids a chance to play baseball in the RBI and Jr. RBI program in Dallas. A long-time Rangers season ticket holder and a passionate Dallas Park and Recreation Department employee, Pam oversees all aspects of the Dallas ISD and City of Dallas RBI and Jr. RBI programs including scheduling of all games, equipment distribution, umpires, team management, recruitment and parent involvement. Pam coordinates the partnership between the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, the City of Dallas, Dallas ISD, and the Dallas Police Athletic League. In 2012, Rangers players Adrian Beltre and Yu Darvish along with Rangers manager Ron Washington joined with the Foundation to financially support RBI in our community.

The evening, which serves as the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation's largest fundraiser, also features live and silent auctions and attendance by the entire Texas Rangers team. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, the program, and the game shows. Ian and Tess Kinsler and Michael Young and Cristina-Barbosa Young are the hosts for the evening and Fox Sports Southwest's Emily Jones will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Park Place Dealerships is the title presenter of Triple Play, with other sponsors including Fox Sports Southwest, CBS11, TXA21, 103.3 FM ESPN, and 1540 AM ESPN Deportes.

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need within our community, and provides funding for youth in crisis, youth health initiatives, youth baseball programs, and youth education. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $12 million in aid to those in need. In 2012, the Foundation will continue to provide funding and support for children's causes including giving nearly 2,300 children the opportunity to play baseball, motivating more than 200 high school students to be more active and healthy through the just keep livin program,  providing 20 new college scholarships to promising young students, making lifelong memories for 150 children in the Rangers Summer Academy, teaching more than 5,000 children the importance of healthy living in the MCA Fitness Health program, inspiring 2,000 young readers with presentations from notable authors at their schools, and guiding Fort Worth students with 200 hours of mentoring.