How to play the game - The rules of the game are simple.
First. get your official game card at your local library in one of the following counties: Citrus, Charlotte, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Sarasota.
Then, choose your favorite books or your favorite section of the Tampa Bay Times to read over the summer.
As you read, track your hours by rounding the bases and collect Rays rewards along the way. Students in grades K-12 may participate in the program. There are suggested books listed in the Reading with the Rays Newspaper in Education publication and there are book lists on the Just Read section of this web page.
When you read enough hours to get on first base, ask your parent or guardian to initial your card and bring to your local library. The librarian will sign your card, put a sticker on the base and give you a reading reward.
Round the bases by reading a total of 24 hours this summer and receive a voucher for two tickets to a Rays game!
On the back of the card, keep track of your favorite books and articles you read this summer.
READ 3 HOURS to get from Home Plate to First Base
READ 5 more HOURS to get from First Base to Second Base
READ 7 more HOURS to get from Second Base to Third Base
READ 9 more HOURS to get from Third Base to Home Plate
See back of game card for redeemable game dates and order form (based upon availability).
Read around the bases — 24 hours total!
In order to receive your two (2) free Rays upper deck tickets:
Mail to: Tropicana Field, Attn: Reading with the Rays
*Up to two (2) additional upper deck tickets may be purchased with $2 off each with this card when redeeming for free ticket. All seat locations and games offered are based upon availability. Tickets are subject to day of game fee, applicable within 5 hours of first pitch. This offer is not subject to ticket upgrade.
Preventing the summer slide
The choices are endless
You can choose to read these books or any books that interest you. You also can read the Tampa Bay Times. Within the pages of the Tampa Bay Times, in print or online, you will find news, sports, adventure, comics, classifieds and a lot of fun things to do and read about. You can follow articles about the Rays by our world class sports writers.
There are several suggested book lists on the Just Read Page.
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