ST. PETERSBURG - Join Tampa Bay Rays players for a day of rigorous exercise and fun to benefit PlaySmart! The Spin for Kids
2013 Spin Event is Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
Enjoy the incredible weather, music, sights and sounds while you spin your heart out on the coast of Tampa Bay to raise money for the St. Petersburg-based organization.
"Giving back to the community is very important to us," said David Wright, co-founder and Chairman of PlaySmart, Inc. "We are excited to partner with the Rays to deliver this exciting event and we ensure everyone will have a great time while helping underprivileged kids in the Tampa Bay area. Come on out and join us!"
Founded in 1997, PlaySmart is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help kids reach their academic and life potential through sports. PlaySmart, based in Tampa, operates sports camps for inner-city children throughout the United States. Funds raised will directly support PlaySmart programs within the greater Tampa Bay area.
The event will take place at Vinoy Park located on the corner of Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Boulevard NE in St. Petersburg. Tampa Bay's top spin instructors, Tampa Bay Rays baseball players, Raymond and the Rays Street Team will push your body to a new level while they enjoy the beautiful weather and benefit a great cause.
"The Rays are proud to support PlaySmart and the 2013 Spin for Kids event," said Suzanne Luecke, Tampa Bay Rays senior director of Community Relations.
"We look forward to the positive results the event will have in furthering PlaySmartıs mission of providing athletic and academic opportunities to Tampa Bayıs youth."
Patrons are urged to participate in the ride by reserving a bike from one to five hours for individuals or teams. Each rider will receive a swag bag, which includes an event towel, T-shirt and discounts from sponsors. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and prizes will be presented to top spin teams. The goal is to raise $100 minimum per hour of spinning, or $1,000 per spin team.
Interested spinners can register and track donation totals online. For more information please visit www.playsmart.org.
Those who are not able to ride are still encouraged to participate by supporting a spinner or a team. A suggested donation of $100 will reserve a bike for a child who has attended one of PlaySmartıs sports camps in the Tampa Bay area. This gives the children a chance to showcase what they have learned.
Funds raised will support PlaySmart Academy, a sports and leadership development program for underprivileged children in the area. Corporate sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500.