Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/4/13
The Texas Rangers are saluting the city of West during their July 6 game against Houston with a City of West Night at Rangers Ballpark. The club will host the residents and first responders from West which was devastated by an April 17 explosion with a pre-game picnic and on-field ceremonies. The club expects nearly 1,000 people from West for the game. The Rangers will wear a Support West patch on the right sleeve of their jerseys in that game. The jerseys will be raffled with tickets being sold at Rangers Ballpark on July 5 and July 6. The money raised will go the relief efforts. West mayor Tommy Muska will throw out the first pitch on July 6 with other residents of West handling the National Anthem and color guard duties. The Czech Dance Group will perform before the game. There will also be a pre-game moment of silence for the 15 people who were killed in the explosion. Following the accident, the club collected essential items from fans and gift cards. In addition, approximately 40,000 in cash donations was raised for the relief efforts.
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