RANGERS TO HOST NATIONAL PLAY CAMPAIGN SATURDAY
Elvis Andrus, Derek Holland and Ryan Rua Join Rangers’ Athletic Training Staff
and the Taylor Hooton Foundation to Educate Area Youth
About the Importance of Leading Healthy and Active Lives
WHAT: 2015 National PLAY Campaign makes stop at Globe Life Park in Arlington to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle.
WHO: Elvis Andrus, Rangers Shortstop and Taylor Hooton Foundation “Advisory Board” member
Derek Holland, Rangers Left-handed Pitcher
Ryan Rua, Rangers Outfielder
Kevin Harmon, Rangers Head Athletic Trainer
Matt Lucero, Rangers Assistant Athletic Trainer
Don Hooton, Taylor Hooton Foundation
WHEN: Saturday, May 2
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Globe Life Park in Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
(Media can enter Globe Life Park through the centerfield gate at the corner of Ballpark Way and Randol Mill Road between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m.). Parking is available in Lot B.
WHY: Created in 2004 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS), the PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) campaign was formed to raise awareness about children’s health issues and the obesity epidemic in the United States. PLAY has conducted over 150 events inside all 30 Major-League ballparks, reaching tens of thousands of America’s young people with positive messages about making healthy decisions and living a more active and healthy lifestyle.
ABOUT PLAY: PLAY is a national public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with MLB Charities and the Taylor Hooton Foundation. The PLAY campaign, which will host events in all 30 Major-League ballparks in 2014, educates America’s young people about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. PLAY events run approximately two hours in length with participants divided into groups and rotated through a series of stations. These stations touch on everything from healthy eating, injury prevention, strength and conditioning and education about the dangers of illegal performance and appearance-enhancing drugs.