Riders and Kroger team up to support North Texas Food Bank

Kroger's strikeout hunger program raises $7,000 for NTFB

The Kroger Strikeout Hunger program helped generate $7,000 for the North Texas Food Bank. (Frisco RoughRiders)

By Frisco RoughRiders | February 3, 2017 1:53 PM ET

The Frisco RoughRiders, in partnership with Kroger, made a $7,000 donation to the North Texas Food Bank Wednesday as a result of the Kroger Strikeout Hunger program.

FRISCO, TEXAS (February 3, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders, in partnership with Kroger, made a $7,000 donation to the North Texas Food Bank Wednesday as a result of the Kroger Strikeout Hunger program.

Strikeout Hunger debuted for the 2016 season, and the RoughRiders made a $100 donation to the North Texas Food Bank for the first strikeout at each of the 70 home games.

The North Texas Food Bank is a non-profit hunger relief organization that serves 13 counties across the region. A member of Feeding America, NTFB provided more than 70 million meals to the community during fiscal year 2016 and strives to close the hunger gap and provide 92 million meals by 2025. For more information or to make a donation, visit ntfb.org.

"As an organization that values being active members of our community, we are proud to support the North Texas Food Bank and assist their efforts to end hunger in Collin County and beyond," said RoughRiders Executive VP & General Manager Jason Dambach. "We are grateful to have partners like Kroger who support our efforts to give back to those who make this area such a great place to live."

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 over $7 million in wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including the 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 improvements made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Elvis Andrus, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, Nelson Cruz, and C.J. Wilson as well as current Rangers stars Derek Holland, Rougned Odor, and Mitch Moreland. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at (425) 736-2785 or via e-mail at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.

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