Rays launch community campaign

Archer the ambassador for summer-long initiative

ANAHEIM -- The Rays have launched the "Rays Up for Our Community" campaign with "Rays Up for Kids," which features Chris Archer as the team ambassador.

The campaign will run through the summer and focuses on four key areas, each led by a team ambassador. These ambassadors filmed a PSA for their specific causes and have participated in various community activities.

"We enter the 10th year of Stu Sternberg's ownership with a renewed focus on our mission to energize our community through the magic of Rays baseball," said team president Brian Auld. "The Rays Up for Our Community campaign celebrates our community partners and helps share their successes with a wider audience."

Additionally, every game during each two-week campaign flight will highlight a partner agency's "Everyday MVP" on the telecast and social media. All summer long, fans are also encouraged to submit stories answering the question, "How do YOU Rays Up?" at raysbaseball.com/RaysUp.

Lastly, as part of the Rays Up for Kids campaign, each of the approximately 5,600 students graduating at Tropicana Field this week will receive a voucher for four tickets to any Rays game in the June 9-16 homestand.

For information about the Rays Up for Our Community campaign, please visit raysbaseball.com/RaysUp.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.