AT&T Hispanic Heritage Night
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Hispanic Heritage Celebration was conducted at Ameriquest Field in Arlington on September 16. In a special pre-game ceremony, the Rangers and AT&T honored Hispanic players and coaches from both the Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a video, awards, and presentation of flags that represented the players' native countries. The first 20,000 through the gates received a poster commemorating the event, and all fans were treated to a post-game fireworks show with a Latin flavor, all compliments of AT&T.
Hispanic Community Caravan
The Texas Rangers Hispanic Winter Caravan made five stops in Dallas on January 25 and four stops in Fort Worth on January 26 including local schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, and businesses. Participants in the caravan were Texas Rangers pitchers
Joaquin Benoit and Erasmo Ramirez, hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo, former Rangers pitcher and current radio announcer Jose Guzman, and radio announcer Eleno Ornelas.
The Texas Rangers teamed up with local McDonald's restaurants during the 2006 season to host two two-hour clinics at the Dr Pepper Youth Ballpark on June 12 and July 24. Each clinic hosted 50 children ages 9-12 years old, from Dallas/Fort Worth urban communities. The purpose of the clinics was to teach baseball skills and the importance of exercise and nutrition in leading a healthy life.
Noche de Héroes
In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage month, the Texas Rangers honored 10 local Hispanic community leaders prior to the game on September 18. The leaders honored were nominated by fans and Dallas/Fort Worth residents for their impact on the local Hispanic community in education, civic service, or corporate involvement. Each leader received tickets to the game and a certificate congratulating them and thanking them for their dedication to the community.
For the fourth consecutive year, Ozarka Natural Spring Water joined forces with the Texas Rangers to host baseball clinics for youth from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Hispanic community. A total of eight clinics, were held July 3, 5-8 at the Dr Pepper Youth Ballpark. Each clinic hosted 50 kids, ages 9-12, for a total of 400 kids participating.
Vivan Los Rangers
On May 5 in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Texas Rangers' wore special "Los Rangers" jerseys. The game-used, autographed jerseys were raffled off. Funds raised benefited the Texas Rangers Foundation, Mi Escuelita preschools, the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation, and Navidad en el Barrio. Prior to the game the Mariachi Michoacan, Dallas' Booker T. Washington's award-winning Latin Music Ensemble, and the Ballet Folkloricco de Fort Worth performed on the concourse. Chevrolet sponsored the distribution of 10,000 Los Rangers t-shirts to kids in attendance at the game that night.