Rays dedicate Friday’s Pride Night to Orlando shooting victims

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The Rays are dedicating Friday’s scheduled Pride Night at Tropicana Field to the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The details can be found on on a special page on the team’s website. The Rays will host the Giants in an interleague matchup.

Tickets are being sold for $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Pulse Victims Fund, which is a charity set up for families of the victims. Fans in attendance will receive a special “We are Orlando” t-shirt. The Rays will also run a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds benefiting the Pulse Victims Fund. OneBlood will be hosting blood drives at the Rays’ ballpark starting at 4 PM EDT on Friday and 2 PM EDT on Saturday. Those who donate blood will get a OneBlood t-shirt and two tickets to a future Rays game.

If you don’t live in Florida or otherwise can’t attend, you can donate to the Pulse Victims Fund online by clicking the button near the bottom of this page on the Rays website.

Kudos to the Rays for going above and beyond to help the victims families’ and set a good example in the community.