The rules of the Read Your Way to the Ballpark game are simple. Get your game card at your library in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco or Pinellas counties. Choose your favorite books from your local library or select 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.
When you read enough hours to get on first base, ask your parent or guardian to initial your card, then bring it to your local library. The librarian will initial your card and give you a reading reward. Round the bases by reading a total of 24 hours this summer and receive a ticket to a Rays game!
Read around the bases — 24 hours total!
Read 3 hours to get from Home Plate to First Base
Read 5 more hours to get from First to Second Base
Read 7 more hours to get from Second to Third Base
Read 9 more hours to get from Third Base to Home Plate
In order to receive your one (1) free Rays upper deck ticket, bring your completed game card to the Tropicana Field box Office. In order to receive the desired game and seat location, it is best to redeem this card prior to day of game.
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.
You can see the Rays at one of the following games:
Tuesday, 7/30 vs. Arizona
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 Marc Topkin, Joe Smith, Gary Shelton or Tom Jones.