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Evan Longoria home runs will once again benefit animal shelter

As the Rays prepare for their first home stand against the Yankees this season, All Star third baseman Evan Longoria will once again be swinging for the puppies. For the third season, Longo has promised that every home run he hits will benefit the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill, nonprofit shelter in St. Petersburg. So for every dinger, Bright House Sports Network, the Rays and Ducky's Sports Lounge will each donate $100 to the shelter. Despite missing more than half the 2012 season with a partially torn left hamstring, Longoria's 49 home runs the past two seasons have generated more than $20,000 for Pet Pal. Longoria and his fiancee, Jaime Edmondson, have two rescue dogs, Jango, a 9-year-old bull terrier and Tatum, a 5-year-old Boerboel mastiff. To donate or for additional information, visit or call (727) 328-7738. The Rays play the Yankees at home Thursday through Sunday and the Twins at the Trop next week. —Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

Evan Longoria home runs will once again benefit animal shelter 04/15/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:10pm]
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