Mother of Organ Donor Honored During Ceremonial First Pitch
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Express is proud to announce they have partnered with Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) and St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center to host “Donate Life Texas” Night on Opening Day, Thursday, April 3 at Dell Diamond, to promote awareness of the need for organ donors.
The non-profit organization will have a strong presence in the ballpark during Opening Day festivities. Pam Porter, whose son passed away and saved many lives through his organ donations, will be recognized and honored during the ceremonial first pitch. Donate Life Texas will also have a kiosk on the home plate concourse and take part in a pre-game, on-field interview.
“We’re proud to be able to use the platform of Express games to raise awareness for local non-profits all season long,” said Tim Jackson, Express director of community relations. “We’re delighted to host ‘Donate Life Texas’ Night on Opening Day again this season, and we hope that our Express fans can help make a difference.”
TOSA will be giving away reusable grocery bags, courtesy of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, to the first 300 people who either sign up on the state registry at the game or show their driver’s license with a DONOR heart in the lower right-hand corner.
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance is one of 58 federally designated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) in the United States. Founded in 1975 as a not-for-profit corporation, TOSA covers 56 counties in Central and South Texas. TOSA is committed to providing organ donation and recovery services to families wishing to donate, and to those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. For more information, visit www.DonateLifeTexas.org.
The Express kick off its 15th season with a four-game series against the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Houston Astros affiliate) followed by a four-game series against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Colorado Rockies affiliate). For tickets and more information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook and Twitter!
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