March Gladness clothing drive returns in 2017

Donations accepted at Riders office through March 31

By Frisco RoughRiders | March 7, 2017 4:50 PM ET

Don't just get mad; Get glad! With March Madness just around the corner the RoughRiders are sponsoring the second annual March Gladness clothing drive.

FRISCO, Texas (March 7, 2017) - Don't just get mad; Get glad! With March Madness just around the corner, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are sponsoring the second annual March Gladness clothing drive.

This year's program will benefit a local non-profit shelter in the Collin County area. Last year, the campaign raised more than 400 pounds of clothes, home décor and other accessories.

Fans can donate gently used clothing (especially children's clothes), blankets, coats, sneakers, sheets/linens and comforters. The club is unable to accept jewelry, household items, electrical items, furniture, cribs, car seats or hazardous waste. Fans can drop off boxes or bags at the RoughRiders Administration Office and at the Spring EGGstravaganza on March 25. The office is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Donations will be accepted through March 31.

For additional information or questions contact Breon Dennis, Vice President of Community Development and Executive Director of the RoughRiders Foundation, at (972) 334-1978 or breon@ridersbaseball.com.

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.

The 2017 Frisco RoughRiders season begins on April 6, when the RoughRiders host the Springfield Cardinals at Dr Pepper Ballpark. For all 2017 ticketing information, including tickets for the Choctaw Lazy River and ticket packages for the 2017 Texas League All-Star Game at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Tuesday, June 27, fans can visit RidersBaseball.com, email info@ridersbaseball.com, call (972) 731-9200, or stop by in-person to the RoughRiders Ticket Office. 

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 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg and Scott Sonju. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing more than $7 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.

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