ARLINGTON, Texas — During his seven seasons as a member of the Boston Red Sox, Brock Holt was very active in community initiatives with an emphasis on bring awareness to research and programs for childhood cancer.
Holt, who signed with the Rangers in February and is a native of Texas, and his wife, Lakyn wanted to continue their involvement here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Holts have announced the creation of #holtoffcancer, an initiative designed to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.
The Holts have designed and produced special “gold ribbon” t-shirts and caps that are now available for sale on-line. Proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts and caps will be donated to the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth and the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
“Our passion to bring awareness to childhood cancer began with the Jimmy Fund in Boston, and Lakyn and I are hoping to the same awareness with us in Texas,” said Holt. “For the design of the t-shirt and cap, we used the gold ribbon that signifies childhood cancer awareness and added our own “southern flair” to make it more personal. We are grateful that the team has embraced our efforts.”
Rangers’ players and coaches wore the #holtoffcancer t-shirts during batting practice for the first time on Monday.
T-shirts are priced beginning at $20.00 each and are available in adult, youth, and toddler sizes. Caps are also priced at $20.00 apiece. The #holtoffcancer items can be purchased at https://jasportstexas.com/collections/holtoffcancer.
Brock Holt served as the Red Sox’ Jimmy Fund Captain from 2016-19. In 2018, the Holts started the Brock’s Stars program which provided tickets to Jimmy Fund patients and their families for Tuesday home games.
From Rangers PR staff reports