Rays' nice gesture to help the Orlando victims

Create: 06/14/2016 - 15:41

The Tampa Bay Rays are the closest MLB franchise to the city of Orlando and they plan to honor the community in response to the deadly nightclub shooting which occured over the weekend.

The Rays will be hosting a "Pride Night" and 100 percent of the proceeds that night will go to the Pulse Victims Fund to benefit the victims of the Orlando massacre. "Pride Night" will also include a blood drive before the game and passing out of “We Are Orlando” shirts to all the fans in attendance.

When asked about the formation of the special night, Rays President Brian Auld stated, “Quite simply, it was the right thing to do.”

"Pride Night" will take part on June 17 when the San Francisco Giants visit Tropicana Field.

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