RoughRiders announce Food Bank Night

June 2nd event presented by Whataburger

By Frisco RoughRiders | May 28, 2011 9:59 AM ET

FRISCO, TX - The Frisco RoughRiders have teamed up with Whataburger for Food Bank Night at Dr Pepper Ballpark Saturday, June 2nd when the RoughRiders face the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at 7:00 p.m.

Fans can donate their food items at any gate during the Saturday, June 2nd game against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Game time is 7pm and gates open at 6pm.

Food items can also be delivered to the Dr Pepper Ballpark administrative offices May 5th - June 1st during regular office hours. The RoughRiders office hours are Monday - Thursday, between 8:30am - 5:30pm, and on Friday's between 8:30am - 4:30pm. Or fans can drop off food items at the Guest Services kiosk during May RoughRiders home games.

The proceeds collected from the food drive will benefit North Texas Food Bank and other local food pantries.

"The RoughRiders are thrilled to partner with Whataburger on this year's Food Bank Night," Scott Sonju, President and General Manager of the Frisco RoughRiders said. "By combining our resources with Whataburger, there is tremendous potential to collect large quantities of food for families in need."

"Assisting the hungry is important to Whataburger, which is why we are proud to partner with the Frisco RoughRiders to help donate food to those who need it most," said Joel Griffiths, Whataburger Regional Director of Operations. "We are also excited to provide a free Whataburger voucher to reward those members of the community who join us in giving back."

About the RoughRiders & the RoughRiders Foundation
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The RoughRiders Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization associated with the RoughRiders. The RoughRiders Foundation supports programs and organizations in our community that motivate and reward families in areas of education, good health, and community service activities. The RoughRiders are also owned by Mandalay Sports Entertainment, winners of the "Baseball Organization of the Year" in 2008 by Ballpark Digest. For more information on Mandalay Baseball Properties, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Frisco RoughRiders Foundation and Dr Pepper Ballpark, contact Alex Vispoli at (972)334-1976 or via email at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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