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Brandon Lowe creates 'Home Runs for Hope' campaign to benefit Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

June 27, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—This season, for every home run Rays infielder Brandon Lowe hits, he and his wife, Madison, will donate $100 to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. The Rays Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official charity of the Rays, will also contribute $100 per home run in

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—This season, for every home run Rays infielder Brandon Lowe hits, he and his wife, Madison, will donate $100 to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. The Rays Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official charity of the Rays, will also contribute $100 per home run in support of Lowe’s “Home Runs for Hope” campaign.

“Mental health is something that has impacted me and my family, so we are passionate about helping in any way we can,” said Lowe. “We want to bring more awareness to mental health and help those who are in need of support.”

“There is major stigma in our society when it comes to mental health,” said President and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Clara Reynolds. “People don’t want to talk about topics like suicide, trauma and addiction. That is why we are so grateful to Brandon and Madison and the Rays Baseball Foundation for their leadership in launching the Home Runs for Hope campaign. We thank them for raising awareness about mental health and encouraging people to connect to help through 2-1-1 and 1-800-273-TALK.”

To date, Lowe’s 15 home runs have contributed $3,000 to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provides a range of programs and services to ensure that no one in the community has to face a crisis alone. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as the community gateway to help. People who are struggling with a variety of crisis situations including sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts and other emotional or situational problems can connect to hope and healing.

To donate or for additional information, visit crisiscenter.com.