SURPRISE, Ariz.- The Rangers players are extremely involved in giving back to their surrounding community, as we learned from Cole Hamels in last weeks post. Hamels is not the only player who focuses on giving back to community.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus provides home game tickets for the following charities: Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, Miracle Leaugue, Special Olympics, and Taylor Hooton Foundation.
The Rangers manager Jeff Banister works with his wife, Karen hosted camps for the Miracle Leaugue DFW and Miracle League of Southlake. The other players wives and girlfriends assist the Banister’s.
Infielder Adriane Beltre donated $600,000 to the Texas Baseball Foundation over the last six seasons. His donatations allowed the foundation to expand its RBI Program.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos provided 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies to schools in the community. He did this through his foundation, The Robinson Chirinos Foundation.
The Rangers seem to have their schedules booked with not only baseball. As the season progresses it will be interesting to keep in eye on what other things the Rangers do to help out their community.