Tampa Bay Rays announce corporate partner lineup for 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The "Budweiser Porch" and a "Pepsi Grab 'N Go" location in Tropicana Field highlight new corporate partner activations for the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays season. The Rays also welcome back traditional fan favorites such as the "Kane's 10K Strikeout Promotion" along with many others.  

"We are thankful for the ongoing support of our corporate partners. Our ability to produce measurable results and shine a spotlight on important community initiatives is a source of tremendous pride for our entire organization," said Rays Senior Vice President Mark Fernandez. "As we continue to energize our community through the magic of Rays baseball, our commitment to our key stakeholders remains of the utmost importance, and we are excited to announce our family of partners." 

  • Anheuser-Busch introduces the "Budweiser Porch" in Center Field. This popular gathering spot will offer Budweiser and Bud Light products along with craft brews and other Tropicana Field concession favorites. Be on the lookout for the "Up for Whatever" campaign offering fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences at Rays games. 
  • Crown Automotive, a valued corporate partner since the Rays inaugural season in 1998, will continue to support the team and its fans with vehicle displays at Tropicana Field and by rewarding co-branded cooler bags to contestants who can name Rays players' first cars during in-game video board promotions at home games. Crown Automotive will also host fans for Rays Watch Parties at their dealerships throughout the season.
  • Pepsi will offer its lineup of beverages throughout Tropicana Field's concession stands along with a new and efficient way for fans to find their favorite products easily in the new "Grab N' Go" location on the 360 Walkway, near the Pepsi pillar in right field.
  • Kane's Furniture continues the "Kane's 10K Strikeout Promotion," with one significant change. This year, when Rays pitchers strikeout 10 or more batters at a home game, fans can take their ticket stub or seat locator receipt to a local Kane's Furniture store within seven days of the game to receive a voucher for a free 6" sub sandwich at Subway. 
  • Papa John's Pizza will again offer the "Rays6" program, which gives fans 50 percent off their online order at papajohns.com the day after the Rays score six or more runs in any game. Groups of Rays fans will continue to enjoy games from the Papa John's Bullpen Box private party area and individuals will have the chance to "Dance for your Dinner" on the video board during home games.
  • Suncoast Credit Union continues to support the "Reading with the Rays" program which helps to promote literacy for more than 22,000 children across nine Tampa Bay area counties. Suncoast Credit Union also partners with Majestic Athletic to support the "Rays Little League Initiative," supplying T-ball jerseys and hats to 70 leagues throughout Tampa Bay, saving leagues more than $115,000. 
  • Jabil continues the "Hits for Kids" program, which donates funds to the Rays Baseball Foundation's South St. Petersburg Neighborhood Initiative for the first Rays hit of each game. Jabil's partnership supports efforts such as the Campbell Park Elementary Walking School Bus Program, which has helped reduce truancy rates in South St. Petersburg schools.
  • Moffitt Cancer Center continues its relationship with the Rays and Evan Longoria as partners in the Miles for Moffitt fundraising events and activities, culminating in the 10th annual Miles for Moffitt 5k on May 9. Additionally, the Rays and Moffitt will again celebrate cancer survivors and current Moffitt patients with tickets to Rays games, including pregame field passes and recognition on the video board in the "Salute to Survivors" program. The "Saving Games, Saving Lives" program also returns, with the team donating to Moffitt Cancer Center for every save recorded by a Rays pitcher. 

The Rays have also welcomed back the following partners who renewed this year, each of whom has a unique, measurable and customized relationship with the team:

  • Tampa Bay Times 
  • All Children's Hospital
  • Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Majestic Athletic
  • New Era
  • Saint Leo University
  • GTE Financial
  • TradeWinds Islands Resort
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • Hooters 
  • Grow Financial
  • Tech Data
  • RE/MAX
  • Raymond James
  • Renaissance Vinoy
  • CDW
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Florida Department of Agriculture
  • Nike
  • Kayem
  • Jabil
  • Topps
  • MicroLumen