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 Johns Hopkins 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 Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
On September 4th vs. the Blue Jays, The Rays Wives will be hosting this season's 2nd Pet Food Drive, benefiting the Pet Pal Animal Shelter.
This year's Pet Food Drive will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2016 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.What:
Pet Pal Pet Food Drive benefitting Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Fans are encouraged to bring dog donations to the game on Sunday, September 4, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Pet Pal Animal Shelter Wish List
Sunday, September 4 vs. Toronto
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Outside of Gates 1 and 6, Silent Auction Inside Gate 1
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 Florida Dream Center's Adopt-A-Block program on Friday, August 5 vs the Minnesota Twins. Adopt-a-Block reaches out to the community of Pinellas County, adopting specific communities in need of assistance. 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 Florida Dream Center are in need of, include, but are not limited to: