Raymond James and the Tampa Bay Rays established the Raymond James Community Impact Award back in 2013 to recognize non-profit organizations that have made a positive impact on the Tampa Bay community. As part of the award, Chi Chi’s Foundation received a $5,000 donation, tickets for the Press Box Suite during a home game as well as a pre-game interview with the Rays Radio Network discussing our mission. On September 30th, Superintendent Eric Dixon and Director of Development Mallory Hubbard joined Raymond James Senior Vice President Doug Brigman on the field for a check presentation to the five Community Impact Award Winners (Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Ronald McDonald House, and the YMCA). Chi Chi’s team along with the other award winners also took part in a ceremonial first pitch!
*Photos: Top: Academy Executive Committee members, supporters and Chi Chi team members with their families enjoyed the June 24th game in the Press Box; Middle Left: Mallory Hubbard throws the Ceremonial First Pitch to Eric Dixon with the other four charities; Middle Right: Eric Dixon, Mallory Hubbard and Board Finance Advisor Chris Butler pose with the check; Bottom: Neil Solondz interviews COO James Poulter and Director of Development Mallory Hubbard about our mission for children.