Kids and families in North Texas will soon have more opportunity for learning and play. The Texas Rangers and Toyota, the Official Truck Sponsor of the Texas Rangers, have announced an additional partnership that will greatly enhance the experience and programs at the new Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex.
Toyota has made a one million dollar commitment to the West Dallas facility, which will be called the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex presented by Toyota. Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre also will make major financial contributions to the project.
In addition, Toyota will work closely with the Texas Rangers Foundation to implement programs that support the youth and families that will utilize the Academy. These programs are expected to include literacy, STEM-focused and curriculum initiatives as well as other career exploration opportunities.
“Since Toyota’s founding more than 80 years ago, our company has been committed to improving the communities where we do business. It’s part of what we call “The Toyota Way,” said Jim Lentz, chief executive officer, Toyota Motor North America. “As part of our commitment to our new home in North Texas, we’ve already established several partnerships that make a positive impact on the lives of others, and that’s why Toyota’s investing 1-Million dollars to partner with the Rangers and to provide new opportunities for the kids and families of West Dallas.”
Toyota employees are also expected to have significant volunteer participation in the activities at the Academy as part of the company’s strong commitment to community.
“The Texas Rangers cannot thank Toyota enough for their generous and significant partnership with our new Youth Academy,” said Neil Leibman, chairman of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and chairman of the Rangers Ownership Committee. “The Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy will benefit so many youngsters in so many ways. We look forward to working with Toyota in helping to make dreams come true.”