Po Melvin’s Will Celebrate Tonight with a Watch Party and Donation to Irving Cares


WHAT:          The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting competition in Major League Baseball customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game. Tonight, the stage is set for a hard-hitting, high-flying, mile-high event, and Po Melvin’s is set to host a highfalutin Home Run Derby Watching Party. Twenty percent of all food and beverage proceeds from 4 pm to close will be donated to Irving Cares. And to raise the stakes, if Irving native and Rockies’ shortstop Trevor Story wins the Derby,100% of the proceeds from the evening sales will be donated. Everyone is invited to participate in the festivities at Po Melvin’s to cheer Trevor on. 


WHEN:          Monday, July 12, 2021

                       7 pm Home Run Derby; proceeds donated from 4 pm to close.


WHERE:        Po Melvin’s, 4070 N. Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038


WHO:             Trevor Story was born and raised in Irving, and graduated from Irving High School with Mel Lemane, owner of Po Melvin’s. Trevor currently plays shortstop for the Colorado Rockies.


WHY:             The Irving community always rallies behind hometown heroes, and Trevor Story is no exception as he makes his first appearance in the Home Run Derby tonight and attempts to become the fourth player to win the derby at his team’s home ballpark, Coors Field in Denver, CO. His mother and biggest fan, Teddie Story, who served as executive director at Irving Cares for 22 years, will cheer Trevor on from Coors Field. If only she could be in two places at one time, she would be thrilled to see the show of support from Mel LeMane and the citizens of Irving who are gathering at Po Melvin’s for the fun.



Irving Cares provides focused assistance for Irving residents to address a financial crisis. Irving Cares is a well-known community resource and has consistently been recognized for its excellent leadership and performance. 



A 30+-year-old landmark, this casual diner transports the palate to the French Quarter serving heaping plates of Cajun-influenced American grub in a Southern-style setting. It is a family-owned and operated restaurant founded Melvin “Big Mel” LeMane II, a New Orleans native who came to Texas for his wife, Joan. It is owned and operated by Mel LeMane III, his sister Michelle Tynes and his wife, Sara LeMane.


CONTACT:  Lori Sirmen (214) 766-1550 lsirmen@irvingtexas.com