Do It For Durrett 2017
ARLINGTON – The Do It For Durrett Foundation has hosted an 80s Night at Globe Life Park and Texas’ Got Talent overlooking the beautiful baseball diamond, too. But the foundation that is dedicated to helping families impacted by sudden loss has never had an event during a Texas Rangers game. That changes this year as... View Article
ARLINGTON – The Do It For Durrett Foundation has hosted an 80s Night at Globe Life Park and Texas’ Got Talent overlooking the beautiful baseball diamond, too.
But the foundation that is dedicated to helping families impacted by sudden loss has never had an event during a Texas Rangers game.
That changes this year as Do It For Durrett Goes Yard on June 16 at Globe Life Park. While the Rangers are playing the Seattle Mariners, the Do It For Durrett party will be happening in the climate-controlled comfort of the Hyundai Club overlooking center field.
This is the first year for a partnership between the DIFD Foundation and the Texas Rangers Foundation. Part of the proceeds from the Texas 2 Split 50/50 on June 16 goes to the DIFD Foundation. Proceeds from two other Texas 2 Split 50/50 dates will also go to the Do It For Durrett Foundation.
“Our foundation has thrived since we started because of our relationship with the Rangers,” Do It For Durrett president Emily Jones said. “This is just the next step for us. With the Rangers Foundation getting involved, we are guaranteed to be able to help families in need for years to come. And there’s no better place to have an event than at Globe Life Park.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now at doitfordurrett.com. Tickets are $75 for reserved seating and $50 for general admission and will be mailed to the buyers. All ticket prices include game ticket, dinner and an event T-shirt. Rest assured the event will have the typical Do It For Durrett flair and a special guest or two. There will be a live and silent auction, with $50,000 going to the family of Brandon Pugh, who was killed in an automobile accident earlier this year. Pugh, who lived in Poetry, is survived by his wife Lindsay and children Henley, Macie, Reese, Rylie, Braden and Cati. Reese was also injured in the accident, which happened returning from baseball practice, but is expected to make a full recovery.
“We are honored to be this year’s recipients,” Lindsay Pugh said. “While we didn’t know Richard, we know the kind of life Brandon lived and it sounds like they were similar in their love for their families. This will help us, and we’re so happy the foundation has stepped in to assist.”
The live auction will be only for those who have tickets in the Hyundai Club. The silent auction, which will be located just outside the Hyundai Club, will be open for everyone at the park in a bid to raise more money and more awareness for the foundation.
Past Do It For Durrett recipients will be on the field before the game along with the Pugh family for a check presentation.
“We are honored to be able to help the Do It For Durrett Foundation,” said Neil Leibman, Chairman of the Texas Rangers Foundation. “Their beliefs fall in line with what we try to do as an organization. Just as we try to improve lives of youth in the community, they try to improve lives of families.”
Since its inception in 2014, the Do It For Durrett Foundation has raised more than $500,000 and helped 29 families impacted by sudden loss.
Please help us spread the word about Do It For Durrett Goes Yard. The website www.doitfordurrett.com will be updated frequently with more information and a complete list of live auction items as well as an updated silent auction list. The Twitter address is @doitfordurrett.