When: June 25, 2014
Where: Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg
The event was packed with Rays baseball fans, as the 9th Annual Rays On The Runway got underway. Presented by Bright House Networks and hosted by the Rays Wives, this year’s event once again benefitted the Children’s Dream Fund. The evening kicked off with drinks and hors d’ oeuvres, and a tasty made-to-order pasta bar. Guests enjoyed mingling with Rays players.
As the players took to the runway with their wives and girlfriends — eight ‘dream’ children strutted their stuff along with them in this seasons hottest fashions by Tommy Bahama, Penelope T Boutique, and Don Me Now Styling & Clothing Lounge. International Diamond Center provided the jewelry.
Executive Director of the Children’s Dream Fund, Cynthia Lake, and host, Dick Crippen, welcomed guests prior to the show, which was emceed by DJ Fresh, the official Tampa Bay Rays DJ. DJ Fresh presented the live auction items, where guests could donate to make ‘dreams come true’ for children facing life threatening diseases. Among the Rays players and their ladies in attendance were Anna and Brad Boxberger, Kelly Reynolds and Alex Cobb, Ally Atkins and Logan Forsythe, Brittany Svengard and Matt Joyce, Nadia and James Loney, Morgan and Jake McGee, Giselle and Sean Rodriguez, Anna Orlando and Matt Moore, Ben and Julianna Zobrist. Dream children included Ki’yana, Anthony, Terry, Jayden, Julio, Bailey, Cameron and Ava.
METRO magazine was a proud media sponsor of the evening.
Photographer: Brian James Photography