Texas Rangers Donate $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: A Texas Rangers batting helmet in the dugout before a game against  the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 24, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Rangers defeated the Yankees 8-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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The Texas Rangers are reportedly doing their part to help their state's recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

On Tuesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the Rangers, Rangers ownership and the Rangers Foundation donated $1 million to help the hurricane relief in South Texas and Houston.

The Rangers were set to visit the Houston Astros for a three-game series from Tuesday through Thursday, but it was moved to the Tampa Bay Rays stadium in Florida. The Astros announced all ticket, concessions and parking revenue from the series would go to hurricane relief.

Elsewhere in Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs announced proceeds from their Cubs Charities raffle during Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates would go to the relief efforts.

On the football side, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt has been fundraising and providing updates on his Twitter page and said his new goal is $4 million:

JJ Watt @JJWatt

$3.25 MILLION! New Goal: $4 Million https://t.co/SR6DmnNbyM https://t.co/uc44NDZv6n

The New England Patriots announced owner Robert Kraft and the team would match up to $1 million in Red Cross donations, and NFL reporter John Glennon said Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, a Houston native, donated $1 million.

As for the Astros, the Associated Press reported there are already plans in place to play their upcoming weekend series against the New York Mets at Tropicana Field as well.


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