Monday, May 21, 2012
Cowboys will take swings in HR derby
Coach Jason Garrett and a group of Cowboys players will compete in a home run derby for charity Wednesday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Reliant will donate money to Big Brothers Big Sisters depending on how well the football players can swing baseball bats. The event won't be open to the public. The Rangers will be playing in Seattle on Wednesday.
From the media release:
Reliant will donate $500 for each home run hit by a player during the event and will also have 11 bull's-eye targets for a chance for the players to hit in the amounts of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. Reliant will also double the donation amounts for the last ball, known as the “money ball,” hit by each player. About 150 members of the BBBS organization and the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club, presented by UnitedHealthcare, will attend the event to cheer on the Cowboys.
Former Rangers pitcher Tim Crabtree will be on the mound, and the players schedule to compete are Miles Austin, Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant, John Phillips, Doug Free, Sean Lee, Kevin Ogletree and Jason Hatcher.
Place your bets now: Who will be the best slugger in the bunch?