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FRISCO, Texas (July 3, 2018) – Frisco RoughRiders pitcher Tyler Davis and members of the RoughRiders Foundation spent Monday morning volunteering at the DFW National Cemetery.
“I, personally, think it was a great experience,” Davis said. “I saw it as a way for me to be able to go out there and show respect to the people who have given a lot for our country; past, present and future.”
The group assisted in the cleaning of headstones, a process which is necessary four times a year to help maintain the nearly 50,000 headstones on the site. With a limited number of regular employees, the DFW National Cemetery values volunteer groups like the RoughRiders to assist in keeping the cemetery in good shape.
“Without the support and time the Frisco RoughRiders and others, we could not provide the honorable and serene resting place our Veterans deserve,” Cemetery Director Larry Williams said. “What may not be thought of is this: the Frisco RoughRiders are honoring America’s Heroes with the dedication and hard work they provide here and is deeply appreciated, not only by the staff, but the families of the 59,500 resting here.”
For more information on the RoughRiders Foundation, click here.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 13 seasons (2005-2017). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world’s largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest’s prestigious “Best Ballpark Renovation” award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at [email protected].
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