A benefit concert for former ESPNDallas.com Texas Rangers beat writer Richard Durrett will take place Monday at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.
Durrett passed away June 17. He was 38.
Country music singers Rhett Miller, Daphne Willis and Casey Donahew are among the performers scheduled to play.
A memorabilia auction will take place during the event and you must be present to bid on any of the items, with all the proceeds going to the Richard Durrett Family Fund.
Among the items up for bidding:
An autographed jersey and basketball from the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki and some game-worn shoes from the 2014 NBA playoffs.
A firesuit signed by former Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and signed, race-worn shoes from six-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson.
ESPN is auctioning a "College GameDay" national championship football experience: If you win the bid, you and a friend will have VIP access to the "College GameDay" set, be able to take pictures with the hosts and be on the set during the first playoff title game.
Durrett, who joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009, also worked for the Dallas Morning News, Denton Record-Chronicle and Grapevine Sun.
If you can’t make the event but want to donate, you can do it here.
Here’s more information on the benefit concert and other auction items.
Want to know who Richard was? Read some comments from his co-workers here at ESPNDallas: