Derek Holland to aid hurricane recovery efforts
Derek Holland may be far from Texas while with the White Sox in Minnesota, but those recovering from the destruction Hurricane Harvey has caused are forefront in his mind.Holland spent the first eight seasons of his major-league career with the Rangers and has family living in Dallas so the veteran left-hander wants to do whatever he can to aid the recovery efforts from the massive flooding in Houston and surrounding areas. To that end, Holland said his 60 Feet 6 Foundation plans to auction items, including several of his jerseys and other game-used items, to make a large donation.
“We’re going to do anything that we can to help out,” Holland said before the Sox kicked off a three-game series against the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.
“This is above the game. It’s about helping people in need.”Holland said the fund-raising efforts will go live on www.derekholland45.com in the near future.
The Sox organization also is helping out. The team announced that proceeds from the White Sox Charities Sox Split on Saturday and Sunday will support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts of the American Red Cross.