Rays manager Joe Maddon’s Thanksmas returns for sixth year

Tampa Bay Rays launch joesthanksmas.com
(PR NewsChannel) / October 3, 2011 / ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. 

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon will host Thanksmas for the sixth consecutive year, December 12-14, at Salvation Army Shelters in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Bradenton.

In addition, the Rays announced the launch of a new website: joesthanksmas.com. The site features expanded information on Thanksmas and its origin, updated scheduling information and instructions on how to donate to this worthy cause.

As he does for every Thanksmas, Maddon will prepare a traditional Italian/Polish holiday feast for hundreds of needy citizens in the Tampa Bay region. Maddon himself will purchase the food and, with the help of Rays coaches and staff, cook and serve the meals.

Over the past five years, Maddon’s Thanksmas has served approximately 4,000 individuals in need and provided many of those individuals with clothing and shoes.

In addition, to the Salvation Army shelters, Thanksmas will return to the Sallie House in St. Petersburg on Monday, Dec. 12. Sallie House is a safe haven for children who have been removed from their home because of abuse, neglect or abandonment.

This holiday season, Thanksmas will include the following stops:

  • Friday, December 9 – Fundraiser at 717 South Restaurant, Tampa
  • Monday, December 12 – Sallie House, St. Petersburg
  • Tuesday, December 13 – Bradenton Salvation Army, 1204 14th Street West
  • Tuesday, December 13 – St. Petersburg Salvation Army1400 4th Street South
  • Thursday, December 14 – Tampa Salvation Army, 1603 N. Florida Avenue

For more information, please visit the Maddon’s Thanksmas website.

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SOURCE:  Tampa Bay Rays

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