In 2010, Rays pitcher James Shields, his wife, Ryane, and the Rays donated a suite to begin a special club for foster children called the Big Game James Club. 2013 the suite was renamed the Home Run Club following Shields’ trade to the Kansas City Royals. On the Opening Day of this season, James symbolically retired as a Ray. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch and, during the game, visited the Big Game James Club.
Children’s Network Of Hillsborough County is proud to be a part of the Big Game James Club for our foster families and children. Our foster families and children attended the Rays game on May 19th.
The kids loved the baseball game, and our suite was filled with kids and families cheering on the RAYS! They had a blast! We also had a visit from Raymond and DJ Kitty! All had smiles. Thank you, RAYS!