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Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Los Tigres Del Norte to Perform at Games

The Dallas-based I am Second campaign will enter the big leagues with its sponsorship of a summer concert series at three Texas Rangers baseball games.

Rangers All-Star center fielder Josh Hamilton, whose faith-based comeback from substance abuse is featured on the I am Second Web site, and other players are expected to speak briefly at the concerts.

“Josh Hamilton symbolizes what I am Second is all about,” said Nathan Sheets, vice president of e3 Partners Ministry, the organization behind I am Second. “No matter how big your problems seem, putting Christ first in your life will provide the answers you need. The combination of Josh, these great bands and Rangers baseball will make for a special time at the ballpark.”

Grammy and Dove Award-winning Christian band Casting Crowns will begin the concert series May 30, performing at 5 p.m. at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before the Rangers play the Oakland A’s at 7:05.

Another faith-oriented concert in the series will be given by MercyMe, a Grammy Award-nominated and Dove Award-winning Christian band, Sept. 19. The concert will start at 5 p.m., before the Rangers play the Los Angeles Angels at 7:05.

The mainstream, family-friendly group Los Tigres Del Norte, a Hispanic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning music ensemble, will perform following the Rangers’ 2:05 p.m. game June 14 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The games and concerts are the first of the I am Second “Bring a Friend” activities, which also include service and training events. Admission to the concerts is free with a Rangers game ticket for each date, which can be purchased at a discount on

Choose Saturday, May 30, from the schedule, and enter JOSH2ND as the coupon code to access a discount of $7-$18 in most levels of seating.

“We would like to thank the Texas Rangers for providing the community with such a fun opportunity,” Sheets continued. “This will allow family and friends to spend time together, while learning more about I am Second.”

I am Second is a multimedia campaign designed to help individuals discover their purpose in life through Christ. The Web site contains videos of the personal stories of struggle, transformation and restoration of musicians, actors, athletes, pastors and everyday people.

In addition to Hamilton, other Dallas athletes featured in the campaign include Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and linebacker Greg Ellis. Since the site launched in December 2008, I am Second has had more than 870,000 unique visits from 187 countries.

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