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BY Jennifer Muse

SHAW SPORTS TURF ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF TAMPA BAY RAYS YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL DAYS

SHAW SPORTS TURF ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF TAMPA BAY RAYS YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL DAYS Image


(St. Petersburg, FL) –Shaw Sports Turf is proud to announce Title Sponsorship of the Tampa Bay Rays Youth Baseball and Softball Days at Tropicana Field. These events are an opportunity for increased involvement with a great customer and their community to reinforce an already strong partnership. The Shaw Sports Turf vision is to be “MORE THAN A FIELD” to customers and partners alike.

On select Sunday home games in April and May, the Rays host youth baseball and softball leagues from around the region that are given the opportunity to come enjoy the game, participate in a pregame parade on the field, and run the bases postgame. The games feature group sale ticket offers and the opportunity for leagues to fundraise at the same time. Each game also features a giveaway for kids 14 and under. Shaw Sports Turf feels that these community activities are important to the game of baseball and are excited to be part of the events for 2018. 

Several Youth Baseball and Softball Days have been scheduled, all of which will include the on-field parade, on April 15, April 22, and May 6. Individuals who are interested in Youth Baseball and Softball Days can contact the Rays Group Sales department for more information by calling 727.825.3406 or emailing groupsales@raysbaseball.com. 

“Shaw Sports Turf is honored to be part of events like these, events whose purpose is to bring people together. That is the way we like to think about our fields. We like to think of them as more than fields, as centerpieces and rallying points for leagues and communities. Along those same lines, we like to think of our customers as partners, we want to be there for you throughout the life of your field and we will be,” said Chuck McClurg, Vice President, Shaw Turf Division. 

The home of the Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field, saw a conversion to Shaw Sports Turf in 2017. The Rays are one of only two MLB teams to play on synthetic turf.

“We are glad to align with Shaw Sports Turf to promote youth baseball and softball in Tampa Bay and advance our mission to energize our community through the magic of Rays baseball,” said Brian Auld, President, Tampa Bay Rays.

ABOUT TAMPA BAY RAYS
The Tampa Bay Rays mission is to energize the community through the magic of Rays baseball. The organization is committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interactions and charitable donations, and has proudly represented Major League Baseball since 1998.

ABOUT SHAW SPORTS TURF
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf.  Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.

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