August 09, 2006

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will host a youth baseball clinic Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with lunch to follow at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Boys and girls between the ages of six and 14 are eligible to take the field with Ray’s players and professional instructors to learn from the pros. Ticket prices for the event are $250 for one child and one adult to participate. Space is limited.

Registrants will also have the opportunity to enter raffles to win the chance to take the official ball to the pitcher’s mound, be the “Play Ball” announcer or sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch at an upcoming game for an addition fee.

Please call the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation at (813) 745-1403 for more information.

All proceeds will benefit the Amandalee Fund:

Amandalee Weiss’ story is one of a young woman’s courage and determination to help others survive cancer, particularly the rare form she faced. Before her death in 2003, the 20-year-old achieved her dream to graduate from college and did so in the last week of her life. However, before she died of osteogenic sarcoma, a rare bone disease, she let it be known that she wanted no one else to inherit her fate. She became the conceptual founder of the Amandalee Fund, which raises money for pediatric sarcoma research and ultimately benefits research for other cancers.

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country's leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.