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Reading with the Rays


Keeping Score  |   Participating Libraries


Evan Longoria wants you to Read Your Way to the Ballpark this Summer!


Reading with the Rays

The rules of Reading with the Rays presented by Suncoast Credit Union are simple:

  • Look out for the Reading with the Rays insert in the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday, June 12.
  • Go to your local library to get your game card.
  • Choose your favorite books from your local library or select your favorite section of the Tampa Bay Times to read over the summer.
  • As you read, track your hours by rounding the bases on your game card and collect Rays rewards along the way.
  • When you read enough hours to get to first base, ask your parent or guardian to initial your card; then bring it to your local library.
  • The librarian will initial your card and give you a reading reward.
  • Round the bases by reading a total of 24 hours this summer and receive two tickets to a Rays game!

Keeping score

On the back of the card, keep track of your favorite books and articles you read this summer. Read around the bases - 24 hours total!

Reading with the Rays

Read 3 hours to get from Home Plate to First Base
Reward: Reading with the Rays Poster featuring Evan Longoria

Read 5 more hours to get from First to Second Base
Reward: Reading with the Rays Jelly Bracelet

Read 7 more hours to get from Second to Third Base
Reward: Rays Sunglasses

Read 9 more hours to get from Third Base to Home Plate
Reward: Official Reading with the Rays Certificate. Two (2) tickets to a Rays home game. See your game card for details (based upon availability).



Reading with the Rays is supported by the Rays Baseball Foundation, Suncoast Credit Union and the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education.

Find a participating library near you in the following counties:
Charlotte County - http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/Library/
Citrus County - http://www.citruslibraries.org/
Hernando County - http://www.hcpl.lib.fl.us/
Hillsborough County - http://www.thpl.org/
Manatee County - http://www.mymanatee.org/library
Pasco County - http://pascolibraries.org/
Pinellas County - http://www.pinellascounty.org/library.htm
Polk County - http://www.mypclc.org/
Sarasota County - https://www.scgov.net/library/Pages/default.aspx


Program details and prize information are listed on Reading with the Rays game cards, available at a library near you after June 12.


Read Your Way to the Ballpark Tickets


To order your tickets, follow these instructions:

  • Click the 'Reserve Tickets' button below
  • Click on the date of game you would like to attend
  • Click 'Redeem Voucher(s)' and enter your voucher barcode(s) in the box provided
  • Select from available seating, complete your transaction, and cheer on your Rays all season long!

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