This Sunday, July 10, "Rays Rookies" will kick-off the second set of the remaining three episodes of Season 2. "Rays Rookies," an original television series produced by Sunburst Productions in partnership with the University of South Florida, is designed to engage the Rays growing youth fan base which is hosted by kids, for kids ages 8-13.
In addition to baseball bloopers, trivia and top-10 plays, the series features baseball tips from Rays coaches, tutorials with USF Professor Randy Criss, and off-beat interviews in which players answer questions about life both on and off the field.
FOX Sports Sun, the statewide television home of the Tampa Bay Rays, debuted the second season of "Rays Rookies" on Sunday, June 12. The remaining episodes for the second season and will air according to the following schedule. Re-airs of "Rays Rookies" will be broadcast every Sunday, starting on July 31 on FOX Sports Sun.
- Episode 4: Sunday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports Sun
- Episode 5: Sunday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports Sun
- Episode 6: Sunday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports Sun
In conjunction with their partnership for the production of ''Rays Rookies,'' the Rays and the USF Foundation have partnered to create a scholarship endowment to help fund the First Generation Scholarship students in the College of Arts and Sciences. This is a $160,000 gift over four years, currently in its second year. Once the four-year gift cycle is completed, the endowment will continue to fund two First Generation Scholars in perpetuity.
Past episodes from the first season of "Rays Rookies" are available for viewing at raysbaseball.com/video. For more information about "Rays Rookies," visit raysbaseball.com/RaysRookies.