Hickory, NC-The Hickory Crawdads and Texas Rangers today announced details for an event that will take place on Tuesday, November 14 at LP Frans Stadium, the home of the South Atlantic League club.
Officials from the Rangers, Crawdads, and City of Hickory will participate in the event, which will be open to the public and all media outlets.
On October 12, the Rangers announced that the organization had purchased the Crawdads franchise from the ownership group led by majority owner Don Beaver, who had owned and operated the team since 1993.
"The Texas Rangers are proud and honored to have acquired a franchise that thrived under the stewardship of Don Beaver and his ownership for the last quarter century," said Neil Leibman, Chairman of the Texas Rangers Ownership Committee and the new President of the Crawdads. "We are excited about coming to Hickory on November 14 to meet the great fans and the Hickory community. This will also give us an opportunity to publicly thank and salute Don and his partners for their leadership of the Crawdads."
The LP Frans Stadium gates will open at 10:30 a.m. with the on-field ceremonies beginning at 11:15 a.m. The speakers are expected to include Leibman, Hickory Mayor Jeff Cline and City Manager Warren Wood, and representatives from the former ownership group among others. Food and beverages will be provided to everyone in attendance.
For more information on the November 14 event, please contact the Hickory Crawdads at 828-322-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE TO MEDIA: Leibman and other Rangers, Crawdads, and City of Hickory officials will be available for interviews following the on-field ceremonies at LP Frans Stadium.
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