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Frisco RoughRiders and Carnival team on Kids Day

As part of Carnival Kids Day, youngsters got RoughRiders' autographs (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)
Carnival Cruise Line and the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, hosted a day of fun, food and baseball over the weekend at Dr Pepper Ballpark for 500 children and their families from across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The second annual Carnival Kids Day was part of the cruise line’s multi-year partnership with the 'Riders.

Carnival and the RoughRiders hosted kids from a number of local youth organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Captain Hope’s Kids, CASA of Collin County, CASA of Denton County, CASA of Tarrant County, Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, City House, Inc., Frisco Family Services, Make-A-Wish North Texas and HopeKids North Texas.

During Sunday’s RoughRiders-Tulsa Drillers game, children and their families participated in a variety of activities and took photos with RoughRiders players. In addition, every participant received free game tickets and parking.

Among the Kids Day activities were an inflatable batter’s box and small ball toss, an airbrush face painting booth and art station where youngsters could create their own souvenir drawstring backpack and a photo booth where fans could pose for their own take-home baseball card.

As the Official Cruise Line of the Frisco RoughRiders, Carnival is hosting a number of activities throughout the 2015 season. Every time a RoughRiders player hits a home run, fans hear the sound of the Carnival ship horn, fireworks launch from the Carnival funnel in the outfield and celebratory graphics illuminate the LED signs around the stadium.

Carnival is also matching monetary donations made by fans during the age-old Texas League tradition of 'Passing the Boot' for the RoughRiders Foundation, team and individual players after each RoughRiders' home run.

The 'Carnival Crush Inning' promotion started over the weekend, giving the chance to the win a free cruise, based on when a 'Riders player gets a hit during a designated 'Crush Inning.'

Carnival carries more cruisers from Texas than any other brand.