Rays will wear Orlando Rays caps to benefit shooting victims
The Tampa Bay Rays will honor the victims of last week’s shooting in Orlando by sporting ‘Orlando Rays’ caps against the Giants on Friday on ‘Pride Night.’ The hats will be signed and auctioned off to support the Pulse Victims Fund.
The Orlando Rays were the team’s Double A affiliate from 1999–2003.
Last weekend, a lone gunman killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, and left more than 50 others injured. The shooting was the worst terror attack on American soil since September 11 and the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history.
According to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are expecting their largest crowd since Game 5 of the 2010 ALDS. “We are Orlando” T-shirts will be given out to all fans in attendance.
If you can’t attend the game, the Rays have set up a page where you can donate to the Pulse Victims Fund.