New chapter for home field
Jana Almendarez is greatly missed in the Round Rock community, but her spirit lives on through her husband Chris Almendarez, Round Rock Express President, and her two sons. When Chris left the country last month with the boys, and twenty-four of his staff members from the Express organization, their goal was to bring Jana's dream to life.
An orphanage in Zambia, Africa was officially opened on January 1st, 2017 in Jana's honor.
After an emotional trip to open Jana's House, Chris is feeling a sense of closure after his experience overseas, when he had the chance to meet the twelve orphans who would call Jana's house, their home. Chris and his staff are back in Austin preparing for the start of baseball season, and although Jana is not around Dell Diamond, home field has never felt more like home to the Express family.