Longoria holds yoga class for charity

Longoria holds yoga class for charity

ST. PETERSBURG -- Evan Longoria began his workday Tuesday on his head.

The Rays third baseman conducted a one-hour yoga class before the game against the Yankees to raise money for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Longoria started practicing yoga three years ago and started to take a bigger interest in it this past offseason. After thinking about a different way to garner money for a charity, yoga popped into his head.

"I had never really heard of somebody doing yoga for charity, so that was kind of what I put my finger on," he said.

Longoria raised $1,200 on Tuesday as 12 people attended the session for a $100 fee.

"Hopefully at the end of the year, we are going to try to organize something where we can have a little bigger space, and hopefully invite more people," he said.