Correction: Rangers-Cruz-Fire Truck story

Associated Press Modified: September 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm •  Published: September 26, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about charitable donations by Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and others to his Dominican Republic hometown, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of a ceremony at the Rangers' ballpark marking the donations. The ceremony was scheduled to take place before Wednesday's game, not Tuesday's.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Rangers' Nelson Cruz helps hometown get fire truck

Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz donates $20,000 toward purchase of a fire truck for his hometown

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz has donated $20,000 toward the purchase of a fire truck for his hometown in the Dominican Republic.

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation added $9,300 toward the donation of the truck for Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Cruz's hometown in northwestern Dominican Republic.

American Medical Response, which provides emergency medical services in Arlington, is donating two ambulances to the town. The Arlington Fire Department and several businesses donated equipment. They and Cruz will pay to ship the vehicles to his hometown.

The vehicles were to be presented to Cruz in a ceremony before Wednesday night's home game against the Oakland Athletics.


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