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Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation closes auction for sold-out TEX Gala, presented by Choctaw Casinos & Resorts

Arlington, Texas— The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will host the 2022 TEX Gala, presented by Choctaw Casinos & Resorts at Globe Life Field on Monday, June 20. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and its community initiatives.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., VIP guests will have a private cocktail reception at the Lexus Home Plate Club, presented by American Airlines. The TEX Gala Cocktail Hour, presented by Coca-Cola, will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner on the playing surface at Globe Life Field and a live performance by three-time winner Darius Rucker. GRAMMY Award.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items that feature exclusive Rangers experiences and an assortment of sports and Hollywood memorabilia. New this year, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation has partnered with Dello Crypto Payments, allowing customers to use their mobile crypto wallets to purchase auction items with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Lightning.

Silent and Live Auction items available for auction include:

Last year’s inaugural TEX Gala, headlined by GRAMMY-winning country music artist Tim McGraw, raised a total of $1.625 million for the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to continue its support to the North Texas community.

About the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation

Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has invested over $50 million in our community and is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need. The Foundation provides funds to children, military, first responders and their families, through educational, health and athletic programs and partnerships. Signature programs include the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota, the 2018 Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence Richard Greene Scholars, the Charley Pride Scholarship Program and the 50th Anniversary Legacy Grant Program anniversary. In response to the ever-increasing needs of our communities, we are providing financial support more than ever to our neighbors in need through the support of partner organizations and emergency relief agencies.

About Choctaw Casinos & Resorts

Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest Indian nation in the United States with nearly 200,000 tribal members and 10,000 employees. Choctaw Casinos offers a variety of gaming properties, hotels, and resorts in southeast Oklahoma. Locations include Durant, Grant, Pocola, Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler and Stringtown. The Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant underwent a $500 million expansion in August 2021 that added 1,000 additional rooms and created 1,000 new jobs. In addition to increased room capacity, the new Sky Tower also includes an expanded game room and new amenities such as new pools, parking, retail space, entertainment options and restaurants. . For more information, visit

Rucker first achieved multi-platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, which has sold over 25 million albums. worldwide, including their Diamond-certified debut album, Cracked Rear View, which remains among the top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his debut Country album in 2008, Rucker has gained a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country charts, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, as well as 10 No. 1 singles. on Country. radio and 11 hits certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum. Rucker was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2012, and in 2014 he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Country Solo Performance with his 9x Platinum version of The Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” one of the five best-selling countries. songs of all time. He co-hosted the 54th Annual CMA Awards in 2020 and topped the country radio charts again with “Beers And Sunshine” in 2021. New songs “My Masterpiece” and “Same Beer Different Problem” are available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on an upcoming album.

As a longtime philanthropist, Rucker co-chaired the fundraising campaign that raised $150 million to help build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, SC and raised more than $3 million. dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through its annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament. Rucker has also advocated for more than 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and is National Chairman of the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn. .