ST. PETERSBURG – The Tampa Bay Rays have announced a new collaboration with Bayfront Health that launched with the new “Rays Fan for Life” program.
This season, Bayfront Health and the Rays have chosen to honor each baby born at the Bayfront Baby Place in St. Petersburg on March 31 – Rays Opening Day – with a certificate granting them four tickets to ALL future Rays home openers.
A total of 12 newborns – eight boys and four girls – each received a gift package delivered by Rays players and team mascot, Raymond on April 1. Later in the season, the children and their parents will be invited to Tropicana Field for an on-field presentation inducting them into the Rays Fan for Life program.
“We are excited to enter into this agreement with a network as regionally focused as Bayfront Health,” said Rays Senior Vice President Mark Fernandez. “The Rays Fan for Life program specifically will help future generations and their families feel a part of the Rays community.”
In addition, each month, individual Bayfront Health employees will be honored during a pre-selected game as part of the new employee recognition program. The employees who participate will receive a private meet-and-greet with a Rays player, a gift package and will be highlighted in-game for their work as an outstanding member of the Bayfront Health community.
On April 20 when the Rays take on the New York Yankees, 2,100 members of the Bayfront Health community have been invited to Tropicana Field for Bayfront Health Day.