The Round Rock Express are changing their look for seven nights in 2015, all for a good cause. The Express will wear a specialty jersey for seven select games this season. Following the game, the unique jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting seven local charities. The jerseys include March of Dimes, Star Wars, Lou Gehrig pinstripes, Hawaiian shirts, dreaded Christmas sweaters and tributes to both our military and breast cancer awareness.
The Express will close out the opening homestand with March of Dimes jerseys, presented by Dell, on Friday, April 24. The purple jerseys feature the iconic March of Dimes logo of a mother holding her child, placed on both the front chest and top of the back of the jersey. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit March of Dimes, which helps mothers have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies.
On Friday, May 1, the Express will use the force to get a win over the Nashville Sounds on Star Wars Night while wearing Star Wars themed jerseys, presented by DR Horton. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, will carry extra importance on the field as the Express will put on military jerseys emblazoned with the names of 200 U.S. veterans and soldiers. Both the word Express and the jersey numbers will be custom camo outlined in scarlet red. The Express are asking fans to submit the name of a U.S. veteran or soldier to be honored on the jersey. Following the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting both Guardian for Heroes Foundation and Base Camp 40 (Warriors in the Wild).
The Express will continue their support of finding a cure for ALS on Strike Out ALS Night Friday, June 19. For the second consecutive year, the Express will wear pinstriped jerseys with “Gehrig” across the back in a tribute to baseball legend Lou Gehrig who tragically lost his life to the disease. Strike Out ALS is a partnership between Minor League baseball and the ALS Association that raises awareness for the disease and provides information about the ALS Registry.
Saturday, June 20, the Express will hit the waves for Beach Night in tropical-themed jerseys, presented by DR Horton. The victory blue jerseys are dotted with parrots on palm leaves. Proceeds from these jerseys will benefit Meals on Wheels and More.
Dell Diamond will turn pink for the eighth consecutive year for Pink in the Park on Friday, July 10, presented by Mister Car Wash. The Express will wear pink jerseys honoring survivors and remembering victims of breast cancer. Fans will be able to nominate a loved one to be honored or remembered on the jersey. The Express partner with Susan G. Komen Austin for Pink in the Park to raise awareness about breast cancer and continue the search to find a cure.
Unfortunately, on Friday, July 24, the Express will wear the ugliest minor league baseball uniforms ever seen in a tribute to Christmas in July, presented by DR Horton. The team will take the field in custom designed “ugly Christmas sweater” jerseys that look like they just came off of Grandma’s knitting needles. The only good part about these jerseys is proceeds from the auction will benefit Any Baby Can.
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