Roughriders were excited to partner with OBS for the second year in a row in hosting the first responders & community night. Over 8,000 fans helped honor protect and serve our communities. This night is one of the reasons I do what I do. Baseball is one of the few backdrops where any person can come and have fun with family and friends and support a great cause.

Operation Blue Shield hosts First Responder & Community Night with the Frisco RoughRiders

On the evening of June 30, OBS partnered with the Frisco RoughRiders to bring an exciting event to the Dr. Pepper Ballpark. At the First Responders & Community Night, the famous Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers honored both active and retired local first responders by incorporating their names into custom jerseys created specifically for the event. Thousands came out from Frisco and the surrounding North Dallas communities to join the festivities and honor Frisco’s first responders.

The first responders honored at the event were individuals nominated by their local communities. Their names, titles, ranks and areas of service were woven into the design of the custom jerseys. Superheroes from another OBS partner, Heroes, Cops, and Kids, were also present, participating in an uplifting and comedic 7th inning stretch that brought a dynamic of fun for the whole family. The night ended with arousing win for the RoughRiders and a breathtaking fireworks display sponsored by OBS.

All funds raised at the event go back into OBS programs and the community. Everyone at OBS would like to extend a very special thank you to the Frisco RoughRiders, to Home Depot for honoring the fallen Dallas officers of the Home Depot shooting in April, to the families of all our first responders and to the community for coming out and showing their support for America. The First Responders & Community Night is an annual event, so mark your calendars for next summer and plan on coming out to support our first responders at the ballpark!