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Rays help area non-profit groups

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The Rays Baseball Foundation on Wednesday awarded $125,000 to 28 area non-profit groups. Here, from the team release, are the recipients:

The non-profit organizations receiving awards from the community grant fund in 2008:

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Front Porch Community Development Association, Inc. of St. Petersburg received a grant for a multi-purpose outdoor classroom.

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Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg received a grant for its Healthy Bodies for Healthy Minds program.

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Everyone’s Youth United, Inc. of St. Petersburg received a grant for its marching band.

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Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg received a grant for its Programs in Education.

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Mt. Zion Human Services of St. Petersburg received a grant for its Children’s Center Summer Camp.

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R’ Club Child Care, Inc. of St. Petersburg received a grant for early learning academy educational materials.

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America’s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay received a grant for its Kids Café.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County received a grant for their SMART Moves program.

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Boys Initiative/Ophelia Project of Tampa received a grant its Positive Coaching Alliance Program.

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CASA of St. Petersburg received a grant for its All Stars Weekend Retreat.

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ChairScholars Foundation of Odessa received a grant for scholarships.

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Happy Workers Children’s Center of St. Petersburg received a grant for its Family Literacy program.

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Hillsborough Education Foundation received a grant for classroom, technology and school improvement grants.

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Manatee Education Foundation received a grant for a baseball/math curriculum.

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Pinellas County Urban League received a grant for its youth development initiative.

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Pinellas Education Foundation received a grant for its Doorways Technical Program.

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YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg received a grant for its Y-Achievers Program.

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Campbell Park Neighborhood Family Center of St. Petersburg received a grant for its Youth Life Skills Training Program.

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Arts Center Association of St. Petersburg received a grant for arts camp scholarships for at-risk youth.

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Help A Child Inc. of Pinellas Park received a grant for its Parents Aid Program.

· Salvation Army-Sallie House of St. Petersburg received a grant for its library.

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Daystar Life Center of St. Petersburg received a grant for baby supplies.

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District 26 Florida Challenger Baseball of Bradenton received a grant for its Challenger Little League.

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Boy Scouts of America, West Central Florida Council of Seminole received a grant for its ScoutReach Program.

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Children’s Dream Fund of St. Petersburg received a grant for its Share the Dream Program.

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Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center of St. Petersburg received a grant for its Summer Youth Arts Program.

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Pinellas Marine Institute of St. Petersburg Beach received a grant for its Nature Classroom.

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The recipients will be recognized at a pregame ceremony on Friday, April 25 when the Rays host the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field.

In addition to the Community Fund Grant Program, the Rays Baseball Foundation also offers the All-Star Grant Program. The All-Star Grant provides substantial monetary support ($50,000 - $100,000) to help fulfill the foundation's mission.

Tampa Bay Watch of Tierra Verde received a grant for its Estuary EDventures Summer Camp Programs. A request for a Letter of Intent for the All-Star Grant Program will be available online on May 1, 2008.   

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:34am]

    

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