Sunday Broadcast Auction

The Tampa Bay Rays will hold an auction of extraordinary baseball experiences during their game at Tropicana Field against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, May 30 beginning at 1:40 p.m. The Rays Broadcast Auction will be conducted during the Rays radio and television broadcasts and will benefit the Pinellas and Hillsborough Education Foundations.

The game will be aired on Sun Sports, the Rays radio broadcast on WDAE 620 AM and the team’s Spanish language radio affiliate Genesis 680 AM. Fans will receive periodic updates on the auction via these three outlets and in-stadium on RaysVision. Bids can be placed by calling (866) 925-4433 at the start of the game. The auction will run from the first inning through the middle of the ninth inning.

The Rays have held five auctions and raised nearly $220,000 for Tampa Bay area non-profits.

For more information, log on to the community page at raysbaseball.com.

Here is what you can bid on:

2010 All-Star Trip (July 12-14)

Two tickets to the All-Star Game hosted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Two tickets to the Home Run Derby
Airfare and hotel
American League All-Star batting practice jersey

Hitting Lesson with Evan Longoria

One-hour session of hitting lessons with Rays third baseman Evan Longoria
Group instruction for up to four kids (ages 10-18)
Eight tickets to a Rays game
Scholarship to Rays Baseball Camp for each participant
Rays T-shirts and Rays caps

Trip to Minnesota (July 2-4)

Trip for two includes airfare and hotel
Two tickets for two games against the Twins
Lineup card from a game
Autographed bat by Rays left fielder Carl Crawford
Opportunity for field passes during batting practice (weather permitting)

Trip to Cleveland (July 23-25)

Trip for two includes airfare and hotel
Two tickets to two games against the Indians
Two passes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Four tickets to a Rays Saturday Night Concert Series game of your choice
Includes on-field wristbands for postgame concert
Authentic Rays batting practice jersey
Opportunity for field passes during batting practice (weather permitting)

Party at Tropicana Field

Host a party at Tropicana Field
Sixteen (16) guests in a Suite for the game of your choice
Includes standard Ballpark food package (alcohol not included)
Opportunity for one person to throw out ceremonial first pitch
Four VIP passes to watch batting practice
RaysVision welcome during the game
Opportunity to sing the seventh-inning stretch

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