ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- The Tampa Bay Rays will hold their annual broadcast auction of extraordinary baseball experiences during their game at Tropicana Field against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:10 p.m. The Rays Broadcast Auction will be conducted during the Rays radio and television broadcasts and will benefit the Rays Baseball Foundation and Tampa General Hospital Foundation.

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 at raysbaseball.com/broadcastauction beginning at the start of the game. The auction will run from the first inning through the middle of the ninth inning.

Past Rays broadcast auctions have raised nearly $700,000 for Tampa Bay area nonprofits since their inception in 2008.

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

Items up for bid include:

Hitting Lessons with Wil Myers (minimum bid $700)

•   A one-hour session of hitting lessons with Rays player Wil Myers and hitting coach Derek Shelton

•   Group instruction for up to 4 kids (ages 10-18)

•   Group photo of participants with Wil Myers at lesson

•   Eight (8) tickets to a Rays game and eight (8) pregame field passes (day of lesson preferred)

•   Personalized Rays bat for each participant (up to 4 kids ages 10 to 18)

•   Rays T-shirts and Rays BP caps for each participant

•   Participate in "Play Ball" experience before the game (up to 4 kids ages 10 to 18)

•   Rays Baseball Camps vouchers for each participant under the age of 14

Pitching Lessons with Grant Balfour (minimum bid $700)

•   One-hour session of pitching lessons with Rays pitcher Grant Balfour

•   Group instruction for up to 4 kids (ages 10-18)

•   Group photo of participants with Grant Balfour at lesson

•   Eight (8) tickets to a Rays game and eight (8) pregame field passes (day of lesson preferred)

•   Personalized youth Rays jersey for each participant (up to 4 kids ages 10 to 18)

•   Participate in Play Ball experience before the game (up to 4 kids ages 10 to 18)

•   Rays Baseball Camps vouchers for each participant under the age of 14

Rays Executive for a Day (minimum bid $700)

•   A one-night stay at the Renaissance Vinoy in Downtown St. Petersburg (up to four guests)

•   Lunch with Matt Silverman and Andrew Friedman for winner and three (3) guests

•   Car service to Tropicana Field

•   Four (4) Home Plate Club tickets

•   Four (4) VIP pregame passes for Rays home game

•   Meet and greet with Manager Joe Maddon during batting practice

•   Pregame meet and greet with Rays broadcasters

•   One (1) person to deliver lineup card with Rays coach or player prior to game

•   Spend an inning in radio booth

•   Spend an inning with Todd Kalas

•   One (1) personalized Rays jersey

 All-Star Package (minimum bid $1,500)

•   Two (2) tickets to the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 15, 2014

•   Two (2) tickets to the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field featuring: The Home Run Derby on July 14, 2014

•   Airfare and hotel (one double occupancy) accommodations for three (3) nights

•   Two (2) 2013 American League All-Star jerseys

•   Autographed baseball from each Tampa Bay Rays All-Star player

 

Party at the Trop (minimum bid $700)

•   Host a Party at Tropicana Field

•   Sixteen (16) guests in a suite for the game of your choice

•   Includes standard ballpark food package

•   Opportunity to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch

•   Four (4) pregame passes for Rays home game

•   RaysVision welcome during the game

•   Opportunity to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch

•   Suite visit by Rays pitcher Matt Moore

•   Suite visit by Raymond the mascot

Maddon's Summer Social

Sunday, August 17, 2014 following the Rays vs. Yankees game

Hancock Bank Club at Tropicana Field

200 tickets available

$250 per ticket

Press level game ticket included

•   Game and event tickets are for the use of the original purchaser and guests only and may not be resold or otherwise transferred to any third party.

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