Fundraising Opportunities

Group Sales Fundraiser  |  Concessions for a Cause  |  Newspaper Sales Program
Community Fund Grants  |  Event Sponsorships  |  In-Kind Donations

Group Sales Fundraiser

The Tampa Bay Rays offer a special fundraising opportunity for all 501(c)(3) organizations. Enjoy a game at Tropicana Field and raise funds for your charitable organizations, religious groups, schools, and more. Seats are available in multiple seating categories and non-profit organizations will receive a special group discount for your select game(s) while your group retains the difference. The Rays can make it as easy as possible for you with several different ordering options and can even create group flyers unique to your event to help you spread the word!

*All organizations must supply the Tampa Bay Rays with a copy of their 501(c)(3) designation in order to be eligible for the fundraising opportunity.*

Concessions for a Cause

The official concessionaire of Tropicana Field, Centerplate, operates a fundraising program for non-profit organizations to volunteer during the season at concession stands to raise funds for their community projects. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and groups must have a minimum of 2 volunteers to participate. For more information, please call Brandy Orlando at 727-825-3339 or email her at groups.tropfield@centerplate.com.


Newspaper Sales Program

The Tampa Bay Times FUND YOUR DRIVE Game Day Program gives your group an opportunity to raise funds by selling the Tampa Bay Times at Tropicana Field before a Tampa Bay Rays game. Your group buys the newspapers for just $0.10 on weekdays and $0.25 on Sundays and then sells them to fans as they pass through the gates at Tropicana Field. Your group receives a minimum of $0.90 profit from each sale. Your team members also receive admission tickets for the game on the day of your fundraising event. Please e-mail fundyourdrive@tampabay.com for more information.


Community Fund Grants

Non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area may submit a grant application to the Rays Baseball Foundation during its grant cycle. Grants are awarded annually. Get grant information »


Event Sponsorships

To request a monetary sponsorship for a fundraising event, please submit the request by mail to:

Tampa Bay Rays
Attn: Community Relations
One Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Requests are reviewed monthly.


In-Kind Donations

The Rays are pleased to provide an in-kind donation item for non-profit organizations holding a fundraising event that will include a silent auction or raffle. See In-Kind Donations for more details.