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Rangers Announce 2012 Winter Caravan Schedule

Arlington (January 5, 2012) -- Plans have been finalized for the 2012 Texas Rangers Winter Caravan. Presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors, Rangers executives, players, coaches, and alumni will make over 50 appearances at schools, civic clubs, and military installations over the next month in Texas and Oklahoma.

The 2012 caravan will travel to Austin, Abilene, Corpus Christi, Gail, Killeen, Kingsville, Longview, Lubbock, Round Rock, San Antonio, Sherman, Tyler, Waco, and Wichita Falls in Texas and Oklahoma City,, Oklahoma well as numerous locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Highlighting the 2012 Caravan will be 15 public appearances at Academy Sports and Outdoors locations, the most ever. That will include five Town Hall programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, where fans will be able to participate in question and answer sessions as well as receive autographs from Rangers personalities and Rangers Captain. In addition, fans can have their pictures taken with the 2010 and 2011 American League Championship Trophies at each of the six Town Hall appearances.

The Fox Sports Southwest Fan Express will be appearing at a number of the stops as the Rangers television rightsholder will have a major presence on the 2012 Winter Caravan.

The 2012 Caravan begins next Wednesday, January 11 with the first Town Hall at the Academy Sports and Outdoors in Arlington. The complete schedule of Rangers appearances at Academy Sports and Outdoors locations (all are open free of charge to the public; schedule of participants is subject to change; number of autographs to be signed will be limited depending on location; please visit www.academy.com or texasrangers.com for complete details):

Wednesday, January 11—Town Hall/Autograph Session, 1101 West Arbrook Blvd., Arlington, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Mike Napoli, Ron Washington Tom Grieve, Jim Sundberg

Monday, January 16—Autograph Session, 8050 Forest Lane, Dallas, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Nelson Cruz, Alexi Ogando, Martin Perez, Eleno Ornelas

Wednesday, January 18—Town Hall/Autograph Session, 1720 West University Drive, McKinney, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Ian Kinsler, Michael Young, Mark Hamburger, Andy Hawkins, Eric Nadel

Thursday, January 19—Autograph Session, 445 Forest Square St. at McCann Road, Longview, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Mark Hamburger, Scott Coolbaugh, others TBA

Monday, January 23—Town Hall/Autograph Session, 5836 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Josh Hamilton, David Murphy, Michael Kirkman, Mike Maddux

Tuesday, January 24—Autograph Session, 5802 19th St. @ West Loop 289, Lubbock, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Michael Kirkman, Jackie Moore, Steve Busby, others TBA

Wednesday, January 25—Autograph Session, 3950 Knox Drive, Abilene, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Michael Kirkman, Jackie Moore, Steve Busby, others TBA

Thursday, January 26—Autograph Session, 3939 U.S. Highway 75, Sherman, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Matt Harrison, Scott Coolbaugh, others TBA

Thursday, January 26—Autograph Session, 7700 South Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Matt Harrison, Scott Coolbaugh, Bobby Jones, others TBA

Friday, January 27—Autograph Session, 3201 Lawrence Road, Wichita Falls, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Matt Harrison, Scott Coolbaugh, others TBA

Tuesday, January 31—Autograph Session, 12250 Research Blvd., Austin, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Ron Washington, Dave Anderson, Eric Nadel, others TBA

Wednesday, February 1—Autograph Session, 15350 I.H. 35 North @ Olympia Parkway, Selma (San Antonio area), 6:30-8:00 p.m. Scheduled to appear: Mike Adams, Dave Anderson, Eric Nadel, others TBA

Thursday, February 2—Autograph Session, 210 North New Road, Waco, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Dave Anderson, Eric Nadel, others TBA

Friday, February 3—Town Hall/Autograph Session, 12700 South Freeway, Burleson, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Craig Gentry, Scott Coolbaugh, Steve Busby, Jim Sundberg, others TBA

Tuesday, February 7—Town Hall/Autograph Session, 6010 I-20, Fort Worth, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Scheduled to appear: Mitch Moreland, Mike Maddux, Tom Grieve, others TBA

Other public appearances will include:

Saturday, January 28—Autograph Session/Open House with Frisco RoughRiders, Dr Pepper Ballpark, Frisco, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Scheduled to appear: Matt Harrison, Derek Holland, Ian Kinsler, David Murphy, Steve Buechele, others TBA

In addition, the Rangers Winter Caravan will make stops at the team’s Triple-A minor league affiliate in Round Rock, at the College Baseball Hall of Fame Luncheon in Lubbock, at Texas A&M-Kingsville in conjunction with Mike Adams event, at Fort Hood in Killeen, at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, and at a number of elementary and high schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The 2012 Rangers Winter Caravan is also sponsored in part by Fox Sports Southwest, CBS11, TXA21, 103.3 FM ESPN, and 1540 AM ESPN DePortes.


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