DALLAS, TX---One resident described attending Nolan Ryan's seventh no-hitter. Another recalled driving from Texas to Los Angeles to see her parents' beloved Dodgers play the rival San Francisco Giants.
These personal stories were part of the 2014 Salute to Baseball at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas.
The April 1st event featured a trivia contest with prizes, cheers for the hometown Texas Rangers and the sharing of memorable baseball stories. Matt Neville, Executive Director, opened the festivities by throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Barbara Blachly, Community Resources Coordinator.
Additionally, the Highlandettes, a performing arts group at Highland Springs, danced to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," with an excerpt included in this video.
Later that evening, a group of residents attended the Rangers first night game of the year at Globe Life Park in Arlington. They saw a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
"Our residents are truly passionate about their baseball, particularly the hometown Rangers," described Ms. Blachly. "It was fun to reminisce about what makes this such a special part of our lives and to look ahead to a great season."
About Highland Springs: Highland Springs is one of seventeen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 650 residents. Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.