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NEWS: Big Ray’s Fish Camp in Tampa fundraises for Notre Dame repair on Good Friday

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If you were on social media on Monday, you certainly saw the non-stop coverage of the Notre-Dame in Paris that caught on fire. Social media users watched helplessly as the historic building burned. The interior was intact after the fire and the country plans to rebuild.

A restaurant in Tampa wants to help raise funds for the rebuilding of the cathedral.

Big Ray’s Fish Camp in South Tampa plans to have a fundraiser on Good Friday, April 19th, to help donate some money back to the rebuilding of the Notre Dame.

Big Ray’s Fish Camp is located at 6116 Interbay Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33611. You can contact Big Ray’s Fish Camp at (813) 605-3615.

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April 16, 2019 |

Rays Opening Day: Team Florida youth baseball team fundraises outside Fergs

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Ferg’s Sports Bar has been in St. Petersburg for more than two decades.

And they’ve been across the street from Tropicana Field since before the Rays called it home.

It’s a place to celebrate victories, drown the sorrows of defeat and find community.

In addition to the throngs of people inside Ferg’s on Opening Day, there was also lots of action outside.

Children and adults in bright orange baseball jerseys milled about on the corner of Central Avenue and 13 Street South.

They held signs and batting helmets filled with bills, mostly ones and fives.

"We are raising money to go to the international World Series in California," explained 8-year-old Hampton Johnson.

The children are players on Tampa Bay area-based Team Florida, ranked number one in the nation for 8-year-olds in the United States Specialty Sports Association.

This travel team and their families devote thousands of dollars, hours and miles to baseball.

“It’s just the sport I’ve loved, from the beginning," explained Johnson.

The parents, meanwhile, say there’s a lot more to it than baseball.

"It’s like a family," said mom Tammi Dial.

Similarly, the funds Team Florida raised today are for more than just to help subsidize a trip. They’re meant to help subsidize their dreams.

“I think [baseball] is a great experience for my life,” said Zackary Dial, Tammi’s son.

Bay News 9 – local-news

April 3, 2016 |
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