FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders Foundation recently led a volunteer effort at the Plano Animal Shelter, as 12 members of the staff did tasks such as laundry, cleaned the play areas and sanitized crates.
"Having groups such as the Frisco RoughRiders organization serve at the Plano Animal Shelter is a tremendous support to the staff and volunteers," said Rebecca Finberg, Volunteer Resources Coordinator for the shelter. "With every task they complete, volunteer groups expand the bandwidth of shelter operations that help more animals find their forever homes. We are so grateful to the Frisco RoughRiders for their commitment and service to the community."
Also, in the month of November, the Healthy Fit Challenge was presented to 626 students from five schools in Frisco ISD. Members of the RoughRiders staff volunteered more than 50 hours of their time to local charities and at schools for the Healthy Fit Challenge in November.
About Plano Animal Services
The Animal Services Department is committed to partner with Plano's citizens, veterinarians, and animal welfare organizations to promote responsible pet ownership and to provide outstanding animal health and welfare and human health protection services.
About the RoughRiders Foundation
The mission of the RoughRiders Foundation is to enhance the community we serve through charitable contributions, grants, and programming initiatives. The RoughRiders Foundation supports programs and organizations in our community that motivate and reward children and families in the areas of education, good health and community services activities.
For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders Foundation, contact Breon Dennis at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past three seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz, 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 Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.