Arlington, TX -- The Texas Rangers participation in the 2012 Cowboy Santas Toy Drive concludes this week with events at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Tuesday and Sundance Square in Fort Worth on Thursday.
This mark the second consecutive year in which the Rangers organization has been involved in the holiday initiative, which results in the collection of thousands of new, unwrapped toys that are distributed to needy children in Tarrant County.
On Tuesday, December 11, the Rangers will sponsor a Cowboy Santas Toy Drive Event at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in the center field Vandergriff Plaza area from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public free of charge, and donations of new unwrapped toys and books are greatly encouraged. Current and former Rangers players and broadcasters will be on hand to sign autographs in the Batters Eye Club. Local groups will perform holiday songs, holiday movies will be shown on the video screen, the Rangers KidsZone will be open, and drink and food specials will be available at Captain Morgan Club. The tentative autograph schedule is as follows (NOTE: individuals and times are subject to change):
4:30-5:30 p.m.—Derek Holland, Ian Kinsler, Tom Grieve, Jim Sundberg
5:30-6:30 p.m.—Steve Buechele, Steve Busby, Mark McLemore, Eric Nadel
6:30-7:30 p.m.—Craig Gentry, Mike Maddux, Kevin Mench, Pete O’Brien, Eleno Ornelas
Fans attending Tuesday’s event may Park in Lot B and enter Rangers Ballpark in Arlington through the Majestic Grand Slam Gift Shop.