In memory of Mayor Tom Vandergriff, who brought the Texas Rangers to Arlington in 1971, and in honor of the recent Rangers' World Series Championship victory—orders will be taken until midnight Nov. 26 (the Sunday following Thanksgiving) from the WENT AND TOOK IT SPIRIT STORE! The online store features the "WENT AND TOOK IT" crest proudly emblazoned on a selection of adult and youth apparel.
100% of proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to the Arlington Historical Society in honor and memory of Tom J. Vandergriff, the visionary who brought so much to our community including not only Texas Rangers basball, but also General Motors, Lake Arlington, the North Texas Council of Governments, and so much more.
One of the most poignant scenes following the Rangers' World Series victory was that of Mayor Vandergriff's grandson hugging the statue of his grandfather that stands outside the entrance of Globe Life Field. This is your chance to "wear" your own hug for our beloved mayor.
The deadline for ordering is November 26th at midnight.