Mitch Moreland and Southwest Airlines Host Two Boys Who Strick Out Cancer–THURSDAY

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Hometown Teams Bring Winning Weekend to Two Boys who Struck Out Cancer









Southwest Airlines Employees

Texas Rangers First Baseman, Mitch Moreland

Seven-year-old cancer survivors, Andrew Barksdale and Trevor Moultrie



Southwest Airlines and Texas Rangers First Baseman, Mitch Moreland, are teaming up to bring seven-year-old cancer survivors, friends, and baseball fanatics, Andrew Barksdale and Trevor Moultrie and their families to Dallas. The boys will enjoy a special Dallas Love Field welcome from Mitch Moreland and a night at Globe Life Park for the Rangers vs. Rays game.


Available for interview at the airport:

  • Mitch Moreland, First Baseman Texas Rangers
  • Andrew Barksdale and family
  • Trevor Moultrie and family
  • Whitney Bartels, Communications Specialist Southwest Airlines


Southwest Airlines is the official airline of the Texas Rangers and proud supporter of their Faces of Freedom program in honor of our nation’s heroes.


WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 14

Media arrival no later than 11:45 a.m. 

12:05 p.m. – Flight #2231 arrives


WHERE: Dallas Love Field Airport – 8008 Cedar Springs Road Dallas, TX

  • Meet at Southwest Airlines ticket counter to proceed via security escort.  Please call or text Whitney Bartels with Southwest Airlines upon arrival (913) 522-6533.
  • Park in garage parking.

*** Media must bring current driver’s license or valid government ID to proceed through security. ***














Mitch Moreland greeting the families at the gate, Texas Rangers pennants,

Appearances by Rangers Captain, the Texas Rangers mascot

Spirit Jr., the Southwest mascot


Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of the Texas Rangers.

In its 44th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 45,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Based on the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Southwest is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded.  The airline also operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 93 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and five near-international countries. Some flights are operated by wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2013 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at



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