The Tampa Bay Rays will host a Watch Party and Donation Drive in partnership with The Junior League of Tampa at Lykes Gaslight Square Park (410 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602) on Thursday, September 13 for the Rays-Orioles game at 12:35 p.m. Festivities begin at noon hosted by Tropicana Field in-game host Rusty Kath. Rays Street Team along with team mascot Raymond will also be on site. There will be complimentary food and drinks available throughout the afternoon.
Fans are encouraged to bring toiletries, bottles, pacifiers, and girls' and boys' clothing for The Junior League of Tampa's Love Bundles program benefitting the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's Child Protective Services. For a complete list of donation items please visit raysbaseball.com/community. A special thank you gift for your donation is available at the Tampa Team Store (400 N. Tampa St.).
The event is also sponsored by Kayem Franks, Papa John's Pizza, Pepsi, SunTrust Bank, Sweetbay Supermarket, and Tampa Bay Times.
About The Junior League of Tampa
The Junior League of Tampa creates nearly 1,800 special backpacks annually containing essential developmental items and immediate basic needs. "Love Bundles," which began in 1996, are given to virtually every child by Child Protective Services within the first 24 hours of removal from their homes due to neglect or abuse. Essential clothing and toiletries are also distributed to children at Mary Lee's House in Tampa and Children's Home Society of Florida.