In honor of essential workers, Frisco landmarks to #LightItBlue on April 9

Dallas Cowboys spokesperson Joe Trahan said the team will be participating in the #LightItBlue initiative on the video board outside the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dallas Cowboys spokesperson Joe Trahan said the team will be participating in the #LightItBlue initiative on the video board outside the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dallas Cowboys spokesperson Joe Trahan said the team will be participating in the #LightItBlue initiative on the video board outside the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)

Two of Frisco's sports landmarks will be among the more than 150 sporting and entertainment venues across the nation that will turn blue at 8 p.m. April 9 to honor workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Star in Frisco and the National Soccer Hall of Fame are taking part in the #LightItBlue initiative that is saluting the millions of essential workers providing services during the crisis.

“This is a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from those of us at home to those of us who are going to work each day to keep our country going,” Joe Zenas, Thinkwell Group CEO and lead organizer of the movement, said in a news release.

Dallas Cowboys spokesperson Joe Trahan said the team will be participating in the ceremony on the video board outside the Ford Center at The Star as well as at AT&T Stadium.

Gina Miller, vice president of media and communications for FC Dallas, said the club is partnering with Toyota Stadium, North Texas Soccer Club and the National Soccer Hall of Fame to take part in the initiative.


“We're going to light the scarf on the front of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, which faces Main Street right across from Frisco Square—we're going to light that blue tomorrow night,” Miller said. “The scarf can be illuminated a variety of colors, and it's such a pretty image.”

Other Dallas-area landmarks slated to participate in the initiative include One Arts Plaza, the Dallas skyline, Cotton Bowl Stadium, Omni Dallas Hotel, Bank of America Plaza, American Airlines Center and the Dallas Sports Commission.

Organizers are encouraging individuals to participate in the tribute at home by wearing blue on April 9 and sharing #LightItBlue images and messages on social media.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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