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Rays/Rowdies COVID-19 Relief Grant Summary

Man Up Tampa Bay was ecstatic to receive a grant from the Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund aimed at helping folks affected by the COVID-19 crisis. For us, that means children in foster care and their foster parents/families, adoptive families, or relative/non-relative caregivers helping care for kids in crisis. 

In listening to our families’ specific needs, the grant helped provide food, assistance with utilities, and assistance with rent/mortgage. In all, we helped 33 caregivers and 100 children, including 11 single foster moms. 

The men enrolled in our Man Up 100 initiative were able to hand-deliver hot meals and gift cards aimed at food security. 

We couldn’t have done this without the Rays and Rowdies, and without our Man Up 100 men. Thanks you and thank you God for allowing us to be your hands and feet! Click here for the downloadable report.