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Joe Maddon Thanksmas event set for Friday in south Tampa



UPDATE, 8:36: Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista and new Yankees/former Cubs 2B Starlin Castro have been added to the list of celebrity bartenders.

DEVELOPING: Cubs (and former Rays) manager Joe Maddon and restauranteur Michael Stewart are hosting the annual Thanksmas charity event at their Ava and 717 South sites starting Friday at 5.

Scheduled guest bartenders include Rays Kevin Kiermaier and Matt Moore; ex-Rays B.J. Upton, Matt Joyce and Sam Fuld; Cubs Kyle Schwarber and others.

Proceeds benefit the Homeless Empowerment Project.

A special meal will be served, reservatons are suggested by calling 813-300-5070.


[Last modified: Friday, December 11, 2015 8:38am]


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