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Express Announces Relief Initiatives to Assist Victims of West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

April 19, 2013

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Express announced Friday their plans to aid in relief the victims of the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas on Wednesday.

During the entire four-game series against the New Orleans Zephyrs starting on Saturday, fans can donate items for the victims and residents of West. Items will be collected outside of Dell Diamond near the home plate entrance starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Donations will be accepted up until 30 minutes after the scheduled first pitch.

The following items are currently needed the most: personal hygiene items and toiletries, phone chargers, pillows, baby care items (diapers, wipes, baby food, etc.), non-perishable food items, new socks and underwear, bottled water, bedding, and pet food and supplies.

To thank fans for their donations, the Express will provide them with a pair of general admission tickets to that night's game. If tickets have already been purchased for that game, they will receive a Be Our Guest pass, good for two reserved seats to a future game, Sunday - Thursday.

The Express will deliver all donations to West, Texas following the homestand.

A moment of silence will be observed for the victims of the tragic explosion before the start of the game on Saturday.

For more information on the Express, visit or call (512) 255-2255.