Operation HydrationJuly 27th, 2012 at 1:10 pm by Jim Spencer under Weather
We were just at the Round Rock Express game last night for “Fans from Fans” night (see blog post below). Tonight, the Express is teaming with AT&T Veterans of Austin, Girl Scouts Council of Texas, and The Home Depot for “Operation Hydration 2012,” an effort to collect bottled water for soldiers.
WHO: AT&T Veterans of Austin are teaming up with the Round Rock Express, Girls Scouts Council of Texas and The Home Depot to invite the public to join in an effort to collect bottled water for Fort Hood troops stationed in Killeen.
WHAT: AT&T Veterans of Austin will be working with volunteers from The Home Depot to staff the Dell Diamond water collection point. The Round Rock Express is hosting the bottled water drive at the Dell Diamond, where 400 – 500 Girl Scouts will attend the game against the Albuquerque Isotopes and then have an overnight campout at the ballpark.
Each Girl Scout is being asked to bring a case of bottled water to the Home Base ticket gate drive-up/drop-off site the night of the game. All water collected will benefit USO Fort Hood, which is celebrating its 11th birthday in August.
This Austin event is part of a statewide AT&T Veterans water drive that kicks off on July 26, 2012 in Waco with state Sen. Brian Birdwell, a decorated military veteran. AT&T Veterans are staffing the Waco water collection point as well as those across the state in Dallas, Fort Worth and Richardson.
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Ticket gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: The Dell Diamond
3400 Palm Valley Blvd.
Round Rock, Texas 78665
Water collection at Home Base ticket gate on southwest corner of Dell Diamond