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Rays donate game proceeds to community partners

Rays donate game proceeds to community partners

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Proceeds from the sale of Tuesday's single-game tickets are being donated to four Rays community partners in Charlotte County: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Charlotte County Family YMCA, Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity and Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.

Representatives from each of the community partners were at Tuesday's game and took part in delivering the ceremonial first pitch.

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Meanwhile, attendance at Charlotte Sports Park is up 15 percent over last season at this time. The Rays are averaging 5,398 fans at home games so far, compared to 4,697 last year after five games.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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