Texas Rangers’ Hunter Pence Joins Trees Initiative

Pence helps plant 43 trees at J.B. Little Elementary

Hunter Pence, Texas Rangers right fielder, collaborated with Texas Trees Foundation and Arlington ISD last Friday to plant 43 trees at J.B. Little Elementary as part of the Cool Schools initiative.

Through Texas Trees Foundation, Pence and his wife, Alexis, raised $27,087 to sponsor the elementary's Cool School program. The funds will help develop a learning center where students will learn more about the environment.

“Trees to me are something that I’ve always loved,” said Pence. “They can impact a community, they can impact someone’s childhood, they provide shade and they help clean the atmosphere. I really wanted to take action on something that matters to me.”

Pence used his offseason time to get involved at his former school.

“This was a big initiative that we wanted to do this year and when our team came back with the Texas Tree Foundation and the Cool Schools program, it was a perfect fit,” said Alexis Pence.

If you are interested in getting involved with Texas Trees Foundation or would like your school to become a Cool School, please contact Bryan Beck at bryan@texastrees.org.

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