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Rays, volunteers build playground in Tarpon Springs

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Rays owners Stuart Sternberg was among the volunteers who built the playground on Saturday. Rays owners Stuart Sternberg was among the volunteers who built the playground on Saturday.
Raymond, the Rays mascot, also lent a hand in Tarpon Springs on Saturday. Raymond, the Rays mascot, also lent a hand in Tarpon Springs on Saturday.
The volunteers added some greenery to the new playground. The volunteers added some greenery to the new playground.
TARPON SPRINGS, FL (WFLA) -

A handful of employees with the Tampa Bay Rays spent Saturday morning constructing a playground in Tarpon Springs.

The team’s principal owner Stuart Sternberg was among the contingent that put the structure together at the Union Academy Family Center on East Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

The Rays were partners in the endeavor with the Citizens Alliance for Progress Inc. and KaBoom! In all more than 200 folks took part in the one-day project, the fourth such playground the Rays have built in the Bay area.

Even though conditions weren’t favorable – a light mist came down throughout the morning – the playground went up without a hitch. When it was done Tarpon Springs Mayor David Archie thanked the Rays and volunteers for their effort.

Sternberg received a key to the city from Mayor Archie and spoke about the pride and community effort required for such projects.

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