Disney return official
The Rays finalized plans to play their April 22-24 series with Toronto at the Disney complex, and said tickets will go on sale Saturday through all outlets on Saturday, including raysbaseball.com and ticketmaster.
There is also a special Internet pre-sale on Friday through raysbaseball.com. All fans attending the Disney games will get a voucher for another weekend game at Tropicana Field.
The Rays also announced the creation of an advisory board to guide the Rays Baseball Foundation, the team's charitable arm.
Those named were:
Lyle Blanden, CEO and chairman J.O. DeLotto and Sons, Inc.
Dick Crippen, Rays senior advisor
Dick Dobkin, consultant and retired managing partner Ernst & Young Tampa Bay
Jim MacDougald, Westshore Ventures, Inc.
Bob Dutkowsky, CEO Tech Data
Fred McGriff, Rays senior adviser
David Feaster, area president Whitney Bank
Winthrop Newton, president St. Petersburg association of firefighters
Lilly Gonzalez, VP and GM Univision Tampa Bay
Richard Reeves, VP advertising and marketing St. Petersburg Times
Cynthia Lake, executive director Children's Dream Fund
Frank Sanchez, partner CMPartners
Clarence Scott, city services administrator St. Petersburg
Steve Colafrancesco, VP marketing and new business development Bright House Networks
The foundation also established three grant programs, continuing the field renovation program, adding a community fund grant program for non-profit organizations (on average of $5,000) and an all-star program of $50,000-$100,000.