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There will be a benefit for Richard Durrett’s family in Dallas on Saturday

Jun 25, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT


ESPN Dallas writer Richard Durrett died suddenly last week. For as much of a loss that represents for those of us who loved his work, it’s utterly insignificant compared to the loss felt by his family. Richard was just 38, was married, had two small children and one on the way.

Thankfully, the Rangers have stepped up to help out the Durrett family in their time of need, but if you’re in or near the Dallas Metroplex, you can take part in an event that will help them out too.

There will be a fundraiser for the Durrett Family at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House in Dallas on Saturday from 3pm-7pm. There you can donate, commiserate and do some good for some folks who could use it. The centerpiece of it will be a silent auction and raffle with some pretty cool prizes and/or experiences, including:

  • A game day experience with Dallas Stars play-by-play man Ralph Strangis;
  • A game day experience with Dallas Mavericks play-by-play man Chuck Cooperstein;
  • An inning in the booth with Texas Rangers play-by-play man Eric Nadel;
  • An autographed bow tie from Fox’s Ken Rosenthal;
  • An in-studio experience with Norm Hitzges and Mike Sirois of 1310 The Ticket in Dallas;
  • An in-studio experience with Ben Rogers and Skin Wade of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas; and
  • Game-used, autographed bats from Mark MacLemore and Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers

Again: it’s at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, 1154 Peavy Road in Dallas, this Saturday from 3pm-7pm. Winners of the auctions and raffles will be announced at 6pm.

If you’re in the area, please try to make it down there to help some good people in baseball’s family who are having the toughest of times right now.

  1. papacrick - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    How did he die?

    • IsThird - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      Brain aneurism apparently.

  2. mlbfan8898 - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    I’m not asking this in a way to come off as cold, but who is this guy and why has he shown up twice in articles?

    • dbldmr - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      A couple of the baseball writers in DFW wrote about him. Good guy, totally unexpected, young guy with a family. I imagine that Craig probably has some communication with these writers and was able to bring the story to a wider audience.

      • dhar77 - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM

        He worked for ESPN Dallas. It made national news when word got out. Cowherd mentioned it and it was on sports-center.

    • beefytrout - Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      I envision a day where people will be able to go to a single website, type in anything they’re curious about, and the website will provide them with links to any number of other websites that contain information about the searched term.

      Maybe they’ll call it “Lycos.”

    • youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - Jun 25, 2014 at 7:18 PM

      You are asking it in a way as to come off as cold, even though you may not have intended it.

    • snoiLtiorteD - Jun 26, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      The article clearly states who he is, how ignorant are you? Do a simple Google search instead of making yourself look like a moron

  3. scoobies05 - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    nice job rangers. great thing to do for his family

  4. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - Jun 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    An inning with Eric Nadel? I’d rather spend an inning chatting it up with the ghost of Mark Holtz. I miss that guy’s flair!! 😦

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