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2020 - January - Andrus - T. Jefferson
Players in the Community

Off the field, our players support specific causes close to their hearts!

Elvis Andrus

For the last several years, Elvis has hosted Special Olympics Athletes and Law Enforcement Officers for a game. As part of the pre-game ceremony these Law Enforcement Officers, Special Olympians and Elvis run the torch around the infield to bring recognition to the Special Olympics Summer Games. The Law Enforcement Torch Run has dedicated its efforts to ensure that all eligible individuals can participate in the movement. Officers carry the torch on intra-state relays, running for a common cause that brings the torch to the Opening Ceremonies of Summer Games. Elvis has also made a monetary donation each year to the Special Olympics Summer Games.

Elvis has served on the Taylor Hooton Foundation Advisory Board since 2015 participating in the All Me Ped Free campaign. Elvis hosted a group of youngsters from the Taylor Hooton Foundation for a meet and greet and Q&A with him before a Rangers home game. Elvis also made a donation to the Taylor Hooton Foundation, Richard Durrett Foundation, AIDS International and Robinson Chirinos Foundation. Elvis was awarded the Jim Sundberg Community Award in 2014 for his good works in the community.


Robinson Chirinos

Robinson Chirinos and his foundation, The Robinson Chirinos Foundation partnered with Refuge Church in Fort Worth and held a back to school event in August. Robinson provided 1,000 backpacks full of necessary school supplies for elementary and middle school kids.

Robinson was joined by many of his teammates to help distribute the backpacks and sign autographs. As part of Robinson's outreach he and his family also visit senior citizen homes distributing goody bags providing a fun morning for the seniors.

Robinson also collects equipment all season to send back to Venezuela where he conducts clinics and distributes the equipment to children.

The Robinson Chirinos Foundation charitable intent is to benefit the youth and families in our communities. The mission is to provide food, clothing , equipment, sport facilities and items needed to attend school for the less fortunate; To incorporate order, discipline, moral, ethical and mentorship to impact excellence and expectation to being successful in sports, education or in anything one sets their minds to be or do without the set back of simple essentials.


Shin-Soo Choo

In early July, Shin-Soo Choo and his family donated 1,000 tickets to members of the Korean Community and donations were made in his name to provide scholarships to two young students. Shin-Soo Choo and his wife, Mia met with the families and presented those scholarships before the game. Choo also hosted DFW Metroplex families with a Korean adopted child through Dillon International at Texas Rangers home games in the Choo's Corner


Bobby Jones

Texas Rangers Wives

The Texas Rangers Wives and Girlfriends stayed busy this past season with charitable endeavors. They joined forces with The Birthday Party Project and hosted families from Safe Haven Tarrant County for a pre-game dinner and Rangers game. All the youngsters received goody bags and a special visit by Rangers Captain.

Papa John's and Sportservice joined them in their efforts to feed families at the Arlington Life Shelter in July. They also made a donation to the shelter for much needed snacks for the children. In August, they hosted two fun camps at the Miracle League of Southlake and Miracle League DFW for athletes providing instruction, Papa John's pizza, Rangers t-shirts and autographs. In September they hosted a Pink Party at Cook's Children's Hospital in Fort Worth providing a spa day for youngsters. Shadow Buddies partnered with them providing Shadow Buddies dolls and a goody bag full of fun surprises and Papa John's provided pizza and Nothing But Bundt Cakes sweets. They also hosted a Mystery Ball Sale in May and joined forces with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation in making a donation to the Line of Duty Fund at the Dallas Foundation. The Line of Duty Fund works closely with the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority to distribute 100% of funds to the officers and families affected by the shootings in Dallas on July 7th.


Texas Rangers Clubhouse Staff

This past season, the Texas Rangers Training Staff, Coaches and Players participated in a full day of activities for over 100 youngsters for a PLAY event at Globe Life Park. PLAY is a national public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with MLB Charities and the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

The PLAY campaign, which will host events in all 30 Major-League ballparks in 2016, educates America's young people about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. PLAY events run approximately two hours in length with participants divided into groups and rotated through a series of stations. These stations touch on everything from healthy eating, injury prevention, strength and conditioning and education about the dangers of illegal performance and appearance-enhancing drugs.

Rangers Participants were Kevin Harmon, Rangers Head Athletic Trainer; Matt Lucero, Rangers Assistant Athletic Trainer; Justin Mashore, Rangers Assistant Hitting Coach; Stephanie Fernandes, Ranger Nutritionist; Players Derek Holland and Robinson Chirinos.