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FOUNDATION PROGRAMS



RBI / Jr. RBI

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The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation continued the sixth season of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and Jr. RBI in North Texas. During the 2012 season over 2,000 youth across Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington were given the opportunity to play baseball through support from the RBI program which is part of a larger Major League Baseball initiative to increase baseball participation in minority and lower income areas. The RBI programs in Dallas are operated through a partnership between the City of Dallas and Dallas ISD. In Arlington and Fort Worth, the RBI programs operate through the Boys and Girls Clubs. The Rangers Foundation also supports RBI Austin. RBI participants receive uniforms, equipment, and exclusive Rangers opportunities.

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Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation just keep livin Partnership

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In May 2011, the Rangers Foundation launched a partnership with the just keep livin foundation (founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey) and implemented the after-school program in three high schools in North Texas. The program takes place twice a week, two hours a week after school, and provides fitness, nutrition, and self-awareness activities. Students also participate in a variety of community service activities. The schools were chosen based on need, health of the students, and program's ability to change the wellness of the population. The schools participating in the just keep livin programs are Sam Houston High School in Arlington; Pinkston High School in Dallas; and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in Fort Worth.

The positive results of this partnership are highlighted below.

  • ACADEMICS
    • 82% showed improvement in their overall GPA
    • 85% passed all of their classes
  • ATTENDANCE
    • 75% accomplished perfect attendance
    • 91% maintained satisfactory attendance
  • BEHAVIOR
    • 96% had a record of no behavior issues or referrals

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Health and Fitness All-Stars

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The Texas Rangers and Medical Center Arlington continued its fitness program aimed to help Arlington fifth graders make healthy choices related to their diets. As part of the program students received fitness tips from MCA nutritionists as well as Rangers Captain, Arlington firefighters and Rangers players. Rangers pitcher Derek Holland serves as the program's spokesperson.

Learn more about the program, watch videos, see pictures, and download activity sheets »

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Globe Life Texas Rangers Grant Program

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation provides grants to youth baseball and softball organizations to promote and support the sport across Texas Rangers territory.

Learn more and apply for a grant »

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Miracle League

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Since 2005, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and more specifically, the Texas Rangers Alumni Legacy program, have supported the Miracle League. The initial support was for the construction of the Doug Inman Miracle League Field at Randol Mill Park in Arlington. Each year since, alumni make many visits to games to support the league and the Texas Rangers host Miracle League Night at Globe Life Park in Arlington each year for all of the participants. Each year, the Foundation also partners with Baseball Fantasy Camps, LLC to host a Fantasy Day for a wonderful Sunday of fun.

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Youth Education

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation provides a number of promising young students with college scholarships through various scholarship programs.

Youth Education Richard Greene Scholars
The Foundation awards six Richard Greene Scholarships each year to students in the Arlington Independent School District. The Foundation pledged $1 million over 20 years to fund these scholarships as a sign of appreciation to the citizens of Arlington for their support of the Rangers and in honor of former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene. Scholars are selected as juniors and participate in six six-week internships during their senior year of high school. Upon graduation, they are rewarded with a $10,000 scholarship. In 2010, the University of Texas-Arlington committed to providing full tuition scholarship to any Richard Greene Scholar who chooses to attend the university.
Youth Education Tools for Success
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Whataburger partnered to create the Tools for Success program at helping 8th graders to receive the tools they need to succeed as they transition to high school. As part of the Rangers Tools for Success program, a DVD was created featuring Texas Rangers greats speaking about successfully preparing to transition into high school. Included on the DVD were interviews featuring Nolan Ryan, Jim Sundberg, Ron Washington, Elvis Andrus, David Murphy, and Colby Lewis. One school that has the highest participation percentage receives a $5,000 grant for their school.
Youth Education Other Scholarship Programs
Nolan Ryan Scholarships
Johnny Oates Texas Rangers Scholarships
Mark Holtz Scholarships
Youth Education Mentorship Program, presented in partnership with Volunteers of America
Through support from the United Service Association for Health Care Foundation, the Foundation continues its mentorship program with Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in Fort Worth. Students are selected by counselors and then matched with mentors from Volunteers of America to guide them throughout the year. Together, mentors and students participate in monthly activities coordinated by the Texas Rangers.

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Youth in Crisis

Youth in Crisis Texas Rangers Summer Academy, presented by Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation
Thirteen years ago, the Foundation began the Texas Rangers Summer Academy for children from the Lena Pope Home. The purpose of the program is designed to not only give campers the opportunity to collect new experiences, but also help reduce the educational loss many kids face in the summer months. In 2012, the summer camp for nearly 150 students featured activities including a visit to NIKE Golf, museums and Globe Life Park in Arlington. But, the experience they'll likely never forget was thanks to FOX Sports Southwest. Participants in the Summer Academy starred in, produced, and edited - with the help of FOX Sports Southwest staff - special 30 second and 60 second commercials supporting FOX Sports Southwest's Rangers programming.

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Donate Today

Help us hit a home run for kids!

Join the Foundation Family

Become a member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Family today by making a donation to the foundation. Your donation, big or small, will have a Major League impact on area youth.

Donate Your Time

Join the Rangers in making our community a better place to live by giving your time. Volunteer with the Rangers.

Plan Your Giving

Make the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation a part of your lasting legacy. Planned gifts provide long-term support to the Foundation's mission to improve the lives of children in our community. Set up your plan today.

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Foundation Special Events

Each year, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation hosts special events to help raise money to support the many programs it funds. Look back to this page to keep updated on events as they are announced. Those events include the following:

Triple Play Park Place Dealerships Texas Rangers Triple Play Game Show Spectacular
Triple Play is the Foundation's largest fundraiser and features the entire Texas Rangers roster. The night features players participating in game shows, a live and silent auction, and great dinner. Since its inception the event has raised nearly $1.5 million for the Foundation thanks to many sponsors and fans. The 2014 event is scheduled for Sunday, May 18 at the Hilton Anatole.
Golf Tourney Ozarka Texas Rangers Alumni Legacy Golf Tournament
Join Rangers Alumni on the links as you support the Foundation. Foursomes include a Rangers alumni, breakfast, lunch and great conversation.
Luncheon Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Alumni Legacy Luncheon
Each year, the Alumni Legacy Weekend/Hall of Fame Weekend begins with the Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Alumni Legacy Luncheon. The Hall of Fame inductee is honored and other former Rangers greats take the stage for engaging roundtable discussions. The Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Alumni Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2014.
This year's Hall of Fame Luncheon is scheduled for July 19 to honor and induct Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. Join us!

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Richard Greene Scholars

play video The Richard Greene Scholars program, named after the former mayor who led the campaign to keep the Rangers in Arlington, is a collaborative effort among the Texas Rangers and Rangers Foundation staff, community and business leaders, the Arlington Independent School District, and the University of Texas Arlington.

What started as a 20-year commitment to fund $1.2 million in college scholarships has evolved into a true leadership development program. Each year, one junior from each of Arlington's six high schools is selected to participate in the program and receive a $10,000 scholarship towards their college education. These students are immersed in an internship and mentorship program that exposes them to successful leaders in business, city government and municipal service. To date, 91 Richard Greene Scholars have gone through the program. Nearly 40% of the Richard Greene Scholars have received, or are currently pursuing, a post-graduate degree.

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