RoughRiders Foundation assists in preparing Thanksgiving meals

Riders staffers volunteered at Frisco Family Services Food Pantry

By Frisco RoughRiders | November 22, 2017 9:31 AM ET

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders Foundation took part in a community-wide volunteer effort recently to feed area families during this Thanksgiving holiday.

Volunteering under the direction of Frisco Family Services, members of the RoughRiders staff helped organize supplies, such as sorting dry goods, for a Thanksgiving meal box distribution this past weekend. Frisco Family Services provided Thanksgiving meal boxes for more than 350 families in the Frisco community.

"The RoughRider volunteers provided a great service to the community while at Frisco Family Services' Food Pantry," Frisco Family Services Volunteer Services Manager Elaine Smith-Poyourow said. "They assisted in the preparation and organizing of donations for the Thanksgiving Meal Distribution which took place on Saturday, Nov. 18th. Without the support of volunteer groups such as the RoughRiders, we would not be able to fill our mission and serve the community of Frisco the way we do."

About Frisco Family Services

Frisco Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-deductible organization that has for 23 years helped members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.

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 or at

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 or contact Art Garcia at or Ryan Rouillard at

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