Eighth Annual Spring Swing® - Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour Kicks Off March 15

February 13, 2015

WHO: Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitt Cancer Center

WHAT: Spring Swing® - Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour is a partnership between Moffitt and the Tampa Bay Rays offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues in March.  The tour kicks off March 15 when the Rays host the New York Mets at Charlotte Sports Park. Screeners will look for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin cancer awareness and education. Each screening stop will include free Spring Swing shirts, sunscreen, and sun safety educational materials and promotional items.  

During the previous seven spring training seasons, Spring Swing has screened more than 3,400 people, identifying 3,518 suspected cancerous lesions, including 25 suspected melanomas.  

WHEN/WHERE: Screenings will begin approximately two hours before game time.





Screening Time

Game Time

March 15

Port Charlotte

Charlotte Sports Park

Mets vs. Rays

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

March 21

Fort Myers

Hammond Stadium

Orioles vs. Twins

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

March 22


Ed Smith Stadium

Cardinals vs. Orioles

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

April 4

St. Petersburg
Tropicana Field

Tigers vs. Rays

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

12:35 p.m.


For more information, visit MOFFITT.org/SpringSwing.


About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

About the Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have proudly represented Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay region since 1998. The organization and its foundation are committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interaction and charitable contributions.