ROUND ROCK, Texas - One state, one team. The Round Rock Express launched specially designed t-shirts Thursday afternoon to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The heather blue shirts showcase the outline of the state of Texas with the organization's One Team motto in line with the state.
The shirts are currently on-sale for $20 plus tax both online and in-person at the Railyard Team Store at Dell Diamond. Sizes run from small to XXL.
Following the loss of Express President Chris Almendarez's wife Jana in the spring of 2016 to a glioblastoma, the Express rallied together and got behind the "One Team" motto as a showing of support. There is a pillar in the front office filled with focus words from each staff member and topped with the words "One Team" to serve as a reminder of that support system.
"As an organization, we know we must rely on and help each other to be the best we can be," said Express General Manager Tim Jackson. "No matter our differences, we are all working for the same end goal as one cohesive unit. Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Texans exemplified this by coming together to help each other out. Even those who were impacted are reaching out to others to see how they can help. Texans truly are rebuilding in the spirit of one team."
All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go directly to the Rebuild Texas Fund, headed up by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. They are focused on helping people in their time of greatest need and also addressing the long-term rebuilding effort in South Texas.
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