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Rays and Non-Profit Organizations

Rays and Non-Profit Organizations


The Rays are proud to offer local non-profit organizations different ways to generate awareness for their organization and cause as well as provide opportunities to raise funds.

Fundraising


Community Fund Grant Program

Non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area may submit a grant application to the Rays Baseball Foundation during one of the two grant cycles scheduled for 2013. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded through this program. Get grant information »

Group Sale Fundraiser

The group sale fundraising program allows non-profit organizations the opportunity to sell group tickets to generate funds for their programs. For more information, please call the Group Sales Department at 727-825-3406.

Auction/Raffle Items

The Rays are pleased to provide an in-kind donation item for non-profit organizations holding a fundraising event that will include a silent auction or raffle. Get request guidelines and instructions »

Concession Stand Program

The official concessionaire of Tropicana Field, Centerplate, operates a program for non-profit organizations to volunteer during the season at concession stands to raise money for their community projects. For more information, please call George Middaugh at 727-825-3384 or e-mail him at groups.tropfield@centerplate.com.

Newspaper Sales Program

The Tampa Bay Times FUND YOUR DRIVE Game Day Program gives your group an opportunity to raise money by selling the Tampa Bay Times at Tropicana Field before a Tampa Bay Rays Game. Your group buys the newspapers for just $0.10 on weekdays and $0.25 on Sundays and then sells them to fans as they pass through the gates at Tropicana Field. Your group receives a minimum of $0.90 profit from each sale. Your team members also receive admission tickets for the game on the day of your fundraising event. Please e-mail mautrey@tampabay.com for more information.

Event Sponsorship

To request a monetary sponsorship for a fundraising event, please submit the request by mail to the Tampa Bay Rays, Attn: Community Relations, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Requests are reviewed monthly.

*Please note that solicitation for donations on Tropicana Field property including parking lots is prohibited at all times.

Generate Awareness

Community Corner

The Rays Community Corner helps local non-profit organizations raise awareness for their causes. Throughout the season, Rays Community Corner is host to a variety of local groups who are given the opportunity to share their mission with dedicated Rays fans.