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How you can help Texas Rangers’ Nomar Mazara help orphans in his native country

Fans can meet Nomar Mazara from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mercy Street Sports Complex, home of the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy.

But bring some new sneakers.

Mazara and Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls are teaming up to help collect new athletic shoes for vulnerable children in the Dominican Republic, his native country.

All donated shoes must be new. The greatest need is for athletic shoes, sizes youth 4 to Adult 9. Cash donations are also accepted and will help purchase shoes and cover distribution costs. The Mercy Street Sports Complex is located on Bickers Street in West Dallas.

Buckner International will distribute the shoes to children in the towns of Santo Domingo (Mazara’s hometown) and La Vega (Ronald Guzman’s hometown).

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.