Arlington, Texas— The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation has partnered with Make-A-Wish North Texas and American Airlines to celebrate Make-A-Wish Weekend at Globe Life Field. The initiative will begin on World Wishes Day, Friday, April 29, and will run until Sunday, May 1.
The Texas Rangers Foundation and American Airlines will donate $50,000 to Make-A-Wish North Texas, plus all proceeds from the 50/50 three-game series draw against World Series champion Atlanta Braves .
As part of the World Wish Day pre-game ceremony, representatives from Make-A-Wish will present the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award to the Texas Rangers and Rangers Foundation. The ball club was named to the class of 2021 winners last November for “playing a pivotal role in furthering the Make-A-Wish mission.”
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will host Wish Kids, Lola, Luke, Kim, and Kody, and their families for an exciting day at the ballpark that includes on-field access to batting practice, a meet-and-greet with Chris Woodward, and an experience luxury suite. Also joining the group will be former Wish Kid Adrian Hernandez, whose wish was granted in 2019 when he met Rangers third baseman Adrián Beltré at Globe Life Park.
Representatives from the Foundation and American Airlines will present a check to Make-A-Wish North Texas during pre-game ceremonies Friday before the first pitch at 7:05 p.m., followed by the presentation of the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award.
Make-A-Wish North Texas Board Chair Vik Bhatia, Interim CEO Charlotte Beattie and Wish Kid Adrian Hernandez present the award on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Neil Leibman, president, business operations and chief operating officer of the Texas Rangers, and chairman of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, will accept the award on behalf of the ball club along with third base coach Tony Beasley.
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 New Legacy Grants Program from the 50th 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 MAKE-A-WISH® NORTH TEXAS
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of life-changing wish experiences worldwide. Our organization’s vision is to grant the dearest wish of every eligible child with a critical illness. Here in North Texas, we’ve worked to make that a reality in the 161 counties we’ve served since our chapter was founded in 1982.
A wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows that children whose wishes are granted can gain the physical and emotional strength they need to fight off their illness.
It is thanks to generous donors, dedicated volunteers and valued partners in the medical community that every wish comes true. For more information about Make-A-Wish North Texas, visit wish.org/ntx.
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