Texas Rangers to spotlight cancer awareness against Detroit Tigers Aug. 27

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will spotlight cancer awareness at the Rangers-Tigers game on Saturday, August 27.

Fans and players alike will pause at the conclusion of the fourth inning to support those currently battling cancer, survivors, and those we have lost. The Rangers will host this special moment in collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and American Airlines.

Twelve-year-old Annabelle Grace Bartel, currently in remission from a rare childhood cancer known as Osteosarcoma, will toss the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday’s 6:05 p.m. start. Annabelle Grace, affectionately known as AG, was diagnosed in 2019 after suffering severe pain in her shoulder and arm, impacting her ability to do many of the activities she loved, including playing softball.

AG has returned to many things she loves in her remission, and the Rangers will honor her resiliency during Saturday’s first pitch.

Additionally, during pre-game ceremonies, around 50 Texas Rangers and American Airlines employees who have battled cancer will be recognized in centerfield.

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will also donate all proceeds from Saturday’s Texas 2 Split 50/50 Raffle to Stand Up To Cancer.


Guests entering the Globe Life Field gates on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. will receive Stand Up To Cancer placards to hold during the special moment. Additional customizable placards will be at tables throughout all concourses, and a large vinyl signing wall will be available to sign behind section 110 throughout the homestand.

Stand Up To Cancer is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that brings new therapies to patients quicker. Since its inception, SU2C has announced nine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals for new cancer therapies supported by SU2C research. Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs have donated more than $50 million to SU2C since 2009.

Major League Baseball held an impactful Stand Up To Cancer moment at the 2022 All-Star Game in Los Angeles this July. Texas Rangers pitcher and first-time All-Star Martín Pérez and former Rangers catcher Jose Trevino both held up signs naming Rangers Interim Manager and colorectal cancer survivor Tony Beasley.

American Airlines is running its annual fundraising campaign to benefit SU2C and its mission to fund innovative and life-saving cancer research. Through Sept. 30, those who donate to SU2C through su2c/aa.com will receive 25 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage® miles for every dollar they donate of $25 or more.

From Texas Rangers PR staff reports