Over the past five years, Maddon’s Thankmas has served approximately 4,000 individuals in need and provided many of those individuals with clothing and shoes.
In addition to the Salvation Army shelters, Thanksmas will return to the Sallie House in St. Petersburg on Monday, December 12. Sallie House is a safe haven for children who have been removed from their home because of abuse, neglect or abandonment.
For the second consecutive year, Maddon will host a fundraiser for Thanksmas at 717 South in Tampa (717 South Howard Street) from 5 p.m. until closing. The restaurant will prepare Joe’s Thanksmas meal, and Rays players and coaches will be guest servers.
For more information, please visit joesthanksmas.com.
The 2011 Thanksmas schedule:
Date Time Location
Friday, December 9 5:00 p.m. Fundraiser at 717 South Restaurant, Tampa
Sunday, December 11 Noon Food preparation with Joe Maddon at Tropicana Field
Monday, December 12 5:30 p.m. Sallie House, St. Petersburg
Tuesday, December 13 Noon Bradenton Salvation Army, 1204 14th Street West
4:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Salvation Army1400 4th Street South
Wednesday, December 14 5:00 p.m. Tampa Salvation Army, 1603 N. Florida Avenue
For more information please contact the Rays Communications Dept., (727) 825-3242.
The Tampa Bay Rays have proudly represented Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay region since 1998. The organization and its foundation are committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interaction and charitable contributions.