Cowboys Hit It Out of the Park for The Salvation Army at Reliant Home Run Derby

by | May 9, 2017 | Articles, The Team

The Dallas Cowboys stepped up to the plate at Dr Pepper Ballpark for the sixth annual Reliant Home Run Derby charity competition on Monday, May 7th. For the first time ever, the event was open to the public as fans were invited to cheer on their favorite players including Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Travis Frederick and Jason Witten.

The evening began with The Salvation Army’s Captain Shelley Hood singing The Star Spangled Banner, before Rowdy threw out the first pitch as children from The Salvation Army’s Irving, Plano and Arlington locations looked on amongst the public in attendance.

Each player took turns at hitting home runs until one Cowboy reigned victorious – Head Coach Jason Garrett raising $4,900 on his own, followed by Jason Witten with $4,800 and Orlando Scandrick with $4,600.

“I just think it’s a great day,” said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. “It’s a great cause. Proceeds go to The Salvation Army. Reliant and the Cowboys get together and our players come out here and take some of their free time to take part in this thing.”

Proceeds from the Derby, including those from tickets and from viewers watching live on Facebook, benefitted The Salvation Army Greater Metroplex Command. A check was presented for $50,000 to The Salvation Army at the conclusion of the event. To find our more about The Salvation Army or to donate, click here.