Update: Wyatt contacted us after this article published to say that Jack White will not be performing. But he will be there.
In December, we told you that musician Jack White has been making frequent trips to Dallas as lead investor and co-partner in a local company that makes designer baseball bats. So far, his activities have been restricted to networking and a bit of shopping, but now it looks like we might get to hear the former White Stripes frontman play a tune.
Avery Wyatt, who's in the communications department at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, says
White will be at a baseball game benefitting the hospital this weekend at nearby Reverchon Park. The sandlot-style game is free to attend and will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13.
A hat will be passed during the game to collect donations for Scottish Rite. Warstic will also be onsite selling bats, and a portion of bat sales will go to the hospital, as well. A patient will throw the first pitch.
Wyatt says there is definitely some type of musical performance planned, but she couldn't confirm who would be playing. Our bet is on the rock star in the crowd.
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A team representing the bat company, Warstic, will compete against a team from Austin. Wyatt says the teams are made up of guys who played baseball competitively in high school or college and now play recreationally. Along with White, former Texas Ranger and current Detroit Tiger Ian Kinsler will also be in attendance.
Kinsler is also a partner in Warstic, along with founder Ben Jenkins. You can expect to see them all again at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Monday, when the Rangers square off against the Tigers.
Warstic charity baseball game, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave., free.