The Ennis Lionbackers Booster Club has once again teamed up with the Texas Rangers to sell tickets for the 2008 season. The tickets, which are being made available before the public has an opportunity to purchase them, are also offered at a discount.

“We are selling the tickets below face value and we are also making deals for church groups or companies that wish to buy larger blocks of tickets,” said Susie Betik, booster club member.

The chance to sell the tickets comes with an even bigger opportunity for the Ennis High School baseball team. If the team sells 1,000 tickets, they will play one of their games at the Ameriquest field in Arlington.

“”This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the team. Chances are not all of the kids on the team now will continue to play sports at college and the opportunity to play on the same field the Rangers do is very exciting,” Betik said.

The baseball game isn't the only entertainment available with the ticket purchase as all four games will also have various artists performing as well.

“You can't beat what you're getting for the price of these tickets. Not only are you helping the kids but you are getting to watch the Rangers and a concert too,” Betik said.

The tickets that have been made available to the team to sell are for the upper home run porch and scheduled games are:

Saturday, April 12 — Texas vs. Toronto ($13),  Special Event - Faith Day concert

Saturday, May 17 — Texas vs. Houston ($15), Special Event - Robert Earl Keen concert and Tribute to the Armed Forces

Saturday, May 31 — Texas vs. Oakland ($13), Special Event - Beach Boys Concert and Fireworks Display

Saturday, Aug. 2 — Texas vs. Toronto ($17), Special Event - Mercy Me Concert

The booster club is also available to arrange special dates for groups of 25 or more if the dates chosen are not suitable.

The scheduled date for the high school team to play at Ameriquest field is March 18, 2008 and will only become a reality if the group sells their alloted amount of tickets.

“This is the second year we have participated in this program and we are confident that the community will help us make a dream come true for the kids on the team. As a way of showing our appreciation for the community support, the public is invited to attend the high school game free of charge,” Betik said.

For more information on the program or to purchase tickets, contact Suzie Betik at 972-965-0270 or Rosemary Montgomery at 972-921-9809.