Rays announce details for Park, Walk and Cheer program

March 28th, 2023

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have announced details for Park, Walk and Cheer, a program that supports law enforcement and local police departments with their community initiatives. After a two-year recess due to the pandemic, the program returned in 2022 and has grown to benefit multiple counties in the greater Tampa Bay area, with over 4,000 vouchers distributed during the 2022 season.

“In 2015, the Rays organization first provided the police department vouchers for free game tickets to help officers introduce themselves to the community,” said St. Petersburg Chief of Police Anthony Holloway. “The vouchers allow officers to meet people in a positive way and build great relationships in the community. Thanks to this partnership, the Park, Walk and Cheer program continues to build bridges between law enforcement and the residents they serve.”   

The Park, Walk and Cheer program allows officers to reward good citizenship by providing complimentary Rays tickets. The goal is to enhance and foster positive relationships between law enforcement and local communities.

“We’re excited to support the Park, Walk and Cheer program and continue building strong relationships between our community and law enforcement,” said Rays President Brian Auld. “We believe that by coming together and fostering positive interactions, we can make our neighborhoods safer and more welcoming for everyone.”

Park, Walk and Cheer was initially launched with the St. Petersburg Police Department in 2015 and has since expanded to include nine counties.

Available to Officers in the Following Counties:

  • Charlotte
  • Citrus
  • Hernando
  • Hillsborough
  • Manatee
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Sarasota

For more information on Park, Walk and Cheer or to request vouchers, visit RaysBaseball.com/ParkWalkandCheer.