The Marlins Wives will hold their annual drive to help prepare South Florida's less fortunate children with the necessary supplies to head back to school. School supplies, such as paper, pencils, folders, notebooks, backpacks, calculators, rulers, crayons, and even clothing such as socks and under garments, were collected at the entrance gates. Items were donated to local children's charities and underserved schools in South Florida. Fans who donated supplies received two complimentary tickets to a 2013 Marlins home game.
The Marlins Wives and the Marlins Foundation once again will team up to hold the Wives Tackle Box Auction. Each Tackle Box represents a Marlins player and includes autographed memorabilia and equipment as well as items unique to their personalities. The Marlins wives collected the items for the tackle boxes and were presented during the silent auction held at Marlins Park in Section 16. Proceeds will benefit the Shake-A-Leg Miami.
As part of the ongoing Citrus Cup tradition, the Rays and Marlins wives played the 3rd annual Citrus Cup Softball game. Prior to the start of the game at Marlins Park, fans had the opportunity to arrive when gates open for the 1:00pm softball game time prior to that night's game at Tropicana Field. The Marlins Wives played on behalf of Shake-A-Leg Miami which uses the environment to improve the health, education, independence and quality of life for all with an emphasis on individuals with physical, developmental and economic challenges. For more information visit www.shakealegmiami.org