The Rays Wives Organization participates in community events throughout the baseball season. They plan and coordinate signature events such as the Rays on the Runway Fashion Show to benefit the Children's Dream Fund, as well as the Mystery Ball sale and silent auction to benefit All Children's Hospital and several drives that benefit local charities.
The signature Rays Wives event, the Rays on the Runway Fashion Show is an annual event that hosts players and coaches who are paired with their significant other or a child participating from the Children's Dream Fund, an organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. The couples walk the runway and model the season's newest fashions. The event raises over $100,000 annually for the Children's Dream Fund.
Since 2011 the Wives have hosted a Mystery Ball and Silent Auction benefiting All Children's Hospital. The popular event features a silent auction of unique items donated by players and coaches and "mystery ball" grab bags. These grab bags included baseballs autographed by Rays players and coaches along with a selection of players from visiting teams. Mystery Ball has raised over $135,000 to benefit All Children's Hospital.
This year's Pet Food Drive will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 vs. the Chicago White Sox.What:
Pet Pal Pet Food Drive benefitting Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Fans are encouraged to bring dog donations to the game on Sunday, April 17.
Pet Pal Animal Shelter Wish List
Sunday, April 17 vs. Chicago
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
Outside of Gates 1 and 6, Inside the TBT Party Deck
Pet Pal is a no-kill, non-profit organization committed to rescuing dogs and cats from animal shelters where they may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations or lack of socialization or training. Pet Pal is also dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation crisis, the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership.
The Rays Wives will host a toiletry drive to benefit the Hope Children's Home on Sunday, August 30 vs the Kansas City Royals. Since 1968, Hope Children's Home has cared for over 5,000 abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children from newborn to 18 years old. Fans are asked to help support this organization by donating toiletry items at collection bins inside of gates 1 & 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Items the Hope Children's Home are in need of, include, but are not limited to: