Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum: 1-35 and University Parks Drive | PO Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570 | (254) 750-8631
The TEXAS RANGER ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION (TRAF) is a nonprofit
educational foundation. It is formally affiliated with the Texas Rangers and their official museum, the Texas Ranger Hall
of Fame and Museum in Waco.
News reports of the activities and fund raising efforts of the the private Former Texas
Ranger Association have caused confusion. The Former Texas Ranger Association (Foundation) is located in Fredericksburg. It is NOT affiliated with the Texas Rangers or their official historical center--the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum--in Waco. The following press release was issued by TRAF.
Waco -- The Texas Ranger Association Foundation (TRAF) was created in 1982
Assist the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco to perpetuate the history and heritage of the Texas Rangers;
a scholarship program for children of active Rangers;
both active and retired, and their families in emergency relief and assistance.
Its office is located in Waco on the grounds of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
Each year the scholarship program awards 40 or more children of Rangers annual education grants of more than $140,000. The students must be enrolled full-time and meet grade point criteria.
Each June the Texas Ranger Association Foundation sponsors a reunion in Waco for retired and active Rangers
and their families and members of the Association. More than 500 regularly attend.
Each of the Ranger companies throughout the state, take part
in fund raising for the TRAF programs through golf tournaments, galas
and gifts and contributions from foundations and charities. All active Rangers participate in TRAF functions, and a captain
from each of the companies serves on the association board.
Byron Johnson, Executive Director of the Texas Ranger Hall
of Fame and Museum, the state-designated historical center
for the Rangers, said, “We have
had a productive partnership with the Texas Ranger Association
Foundation for more than three decades.
“Together with TRAF we have preserved and published Ranger history and
provided educational programs on this unique heritage to
a worldwide audience.”
A statewide board of 40 members governs TRAF, representing
all Ranger companies, including the headquarters in Austin.
More information may be obtained about TRAF programs and
memberships at 104 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, TX. 76706 (254-752-1001).