ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays' first "Players and Pooches" calendar will go on sale Friday, May 4, at Pet Pal Animal Shelter and Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic, as well as the Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field, the Rays Pro Shop and Sales Office in Tampa. The calendar will sell for $15. All proceeds from the sales will go to Pet Pal Animal Shelter.
The 13-month, full-color calendar features Rays Manager Joe Maddon with his Great Dane, Athena, and his English Bulldog, Winston; Evan Longoria and his Boerboel Mastiff, Tatum and Bull Terrier, Jango, both rescues; David Price and his beloved French Bulldog, Astro; and B.J. Upton with Deuce, a Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Pet Pal Animal Shelter is a no-kill, non-profit organization committed to rescuing dogs and cats from animal shelters where they may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations or lack of socialization or training. Pet Pal is also dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation crisis, the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership.