Despite outside temperatures, spring is definitely on the way. One of the first signs is the annual Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest.
The 2014 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Tropicana Field. Admission and parking are free for the annual event.
This year’s Fan Fest will feature a number of activities for kids, including “Reading with the Rays;” coaches clinics; an Interactive Zone, including a big league batting cage, speed pitch booth and Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby; photos with Rays mascots Raymond and DJ Kitty; baseball activities for all ages and appearances by Rays players and coaches.
Some changes to autograph availability have been made for this year’s event. Fans who want to purchase autographs must go online to purchase a pass that will provide access to specific players at a specific time frame during Fan Fest. A limited number of passes will be sold for each signing player and all sales must be completed online. There will be no sales on the day of Fan Fest. One autograph table will be free for kids ages 14 and under. More than 25 former major league players will also sign autographs for fans for free throughout the day.
Proceeds from autograph sales will benefit the ALS Association Florida Chapter and the Rays Baseball Foundation.
For more information, call (888) 326-7297 or visit http://raysbaseball.com/fanfest.