Rays honor 2014 'Raymond James Community Impact Award' Winners

The Tampa Bay Rays and Raymond James Financial have announced the winners of the 2014 Raymond James Community Impact Award which recognizes non-profit organizations that have made a positive impact on the Tampa Bay community. Each recipient was honored during a pregame presentation prior to the Rays-Yankees game on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

Raymond James and the Rays have chosen to honor the Brookwood Florida, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, the YWCA of Tampa Bay and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay as the 2014 Raymond James Community Impact Award winners.

The award winners each received a $5,000 donation. The Rays Baseball Foundation will also match a portion of the awards. Earlier in the 2014 season, representatives of the five organizations were given a suite to host their employees, board members and guests.

This is the second season that the Rays and Raymond James have teamed up for the Raymond James Community Impact Award.

"Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an important tradition at Raymond James," said Chairman Tom James. "We are honored to continue our partnership with the Rays to recognize the achievements of this year's recipient organizations and highlight the good work they do in Tampa Bay."

"We are excited to continue our partnership with Raymond James for the Community Impact Award," said Rays Senior Vice President Mark Fernandez. "These nonprofit organizations help strengthen our community and are each deserving of recognition."

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Raymond James Financial (NYSE-RJF) is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies. Its three principal wholly owned broker/dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services and Raymond James Ltd., have more than 6,200 financial advisors serving more than 2.5 million accounts in approximately 2,500 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $479 billion.