Rays announce promotional schedule

Rays announce promotional schedule

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays will honor Kevin Kiermaier's 2015 Platinum Glove Award with a pair of premium promotional items for fans on the first home weekend of the season.

These unique collectables are among 24 items on the Rays' '16 promotional schedule, all slated for weekend home dates.

Single-game tickets to these dates and all Rays home games will go on sale next Friday exclusively at raysbaseball.com. The following day, tickets will be available at the Rays Tampa Store at 400 N. Tampa St., the Tropicana Field Box Office or by calling 888-FAN-RAYS.

Rays' promotional schedule

All fans will receive a Kiermaier Platinum Glove Bobblehead presented by DEX Imaging on April 16. That day, Kiermaier will receive his Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, which recognizes the best overall defensive player in both the American and National Leagues, from Rawlings officials prior to the Rays-White Sox game at Tropicana Field.

The following day, April 17, all kids 14 and under will receive a Kiermaier Glove presented by the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The Rays will also feature a Kiermaier Claus Bobblehead when the team celebrates Christmas in July versus the Orioles on July 17.

Saturday promotional items this year include a Chris Archer K-Counter Bobblehead presented by Bright House Networks (April 30 vs. Blue Jays); a Rays Fedora presented by Moffitt Cancer Center (May 14 vs. Athletics); a Rays Floppy Hat presented by the Florida Department of Transportation (July 2 vs. Tigers); and an Evan Longoria Solar Powered Gnome (August 6 vs. Twins).

Sundays will once again be Family Fun Days. Every Sunday home game will feature free parking for cars with four or more passengers and a variety of postgame activities for kids, including Kids Run the Bases and a DJ Kitty Dance Party featuring mascots and entertainers. For the third year in a row, concourse activities will be complimentary for kids 14 and under. Activities include the Grand Slam Alley, Power Alley Batting Cage, Speed Pitch, Raymond's Art Studio and Topps Make Your Own Baseball Card. Extra entertainers will also perform on Sundays, including face painters, airbrush tattoo artists, magicians, caricaturists, stilt walkers, jugglers and balloon artists.

Sunday promotional items for kids 14 and under include a Velcro Toss and Catch Set presented by Match-Up Promotions (May 29 vs. Yankees); a Rays Bucket Hat presented by TradeWinds Island Resorts (June 12 vs. Astros); Rays backpack (July 31 vs. Yankees); Rays Laundry Hamper (Aug. 7 vs. Twins); Raymond and DJ Kitty Double Bobblehead presented by Suncoast Credit Union (Aug. 21 vs. Rangers); Superhero Cape Socks presented by All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine (Sept. 4 vs. Blue Jays); and a DJ Kitty Toothbrush Holder presented by United Concordia Dental (Sept. 25 vs. Red Sox).

All items will be available while supplies last. The complete promotional schedule can be found at raysbaseball.com/promotions.

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