Rays to take fashion runway for children's charity

Rays to take fashion runway for children's charity

MIAMI -- Members of the Rays and their significant others will again walk the fashion runway to help make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.

The seventh annual "Rays on the Runway" event benefiting the Children's Dream Fund will take place at the St. Petersburg Marriott (12600 Roosevelt Blvd.) on Thursday. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a meet-and-greet with the players and their wives. The fashion show will follow featuring fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Scheduled to appear at this time are: Sara and Burke Badenhop, Katelyn and Wade Davis, Sarah and Sam Fuld, Natalie Cresta and Jeremy Hellickson, Heather and J.P. Howell, Nicole and Elliot Johnson, Matt Joyce, Nina Dominguez and Jose Lobaton, Anna Orlando and Matt Moore, Pamela and Carlos Peña, Melanie McCauley and Cesar Ramos, Will Rhymes, Giselle and Sean Rodriguez, Luke Scott, Allison and Derek Shelton, Ryane and James Shields, Stefanie Bernett and B.J. Upton, and Julianna and Ben Zobrist.

Also appearing on the runway will be "Dream Children" -- children who have received a dream from the Children's Dream Fund.

Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance or at the door. To pre-purchase tickets or for sponsorship information, call (727) 896-6390 or online at childrensdreamfund.org. Tickets are $125 per person and $75 per student.