Derek Holland’s time with the Texas Rangers appears to be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the left-hander won’t still consider the Metroplex his home.
To that end, Holland and his 60 Feet 6 Foundation are hosting the Second Annual Derek Holland Celebrity Golf Tournament on Nov. 14 at Las Colinas Country Club. The tournament serves as the primary fund-raiser for the foundation, which supports charities dedicated to advancing the research and care for pediatric diseases.
In addition to Holland, Rangers Hall of Famer Michael Young, catcher Jonathan Lucroy and closer Sam Dyson have committed to play in the tournament, as has former Rangers pitcher Mike Bacsik Sr. and country music star Casey Donahew.
The driving range will open at 8:30 a.m. and be followed by a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. Once the golf is done, competitors will convene in the clubhouse for food, drinks, awards and a loaded silent auction.
Holland emerged as one of the most charitable players with the Rangers the past few years and received the Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award in 2013. In addition to his foundation, which was formed in 2015, Holland was elected to the board of directors of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation in 2014 and has made multiple donations to area charities.
He has also helped raise more than $20,000 for the Do It For Durrett Foundation by auctioning himself for celebrity dates with fans.
Holland confirmed that the Rangers informed him that they will not exercise their club option for 2017 and will attempt to trade him. If a trading partner is not found, Holland would become a free agent.
But he will still consider the Metroplex his home.