The transition to a life 1200 miles from home has been a shaky one, but I have been keeping busy and staying productive. I've met a lot of new and wonderful people in my short time in Tampa Bay, hopefully relationships that will last a long time and benefit me in the years to come as I continue in my career.
The Tampa Bay Rays are a tremendous organization to work for. The team in the Corporate Partnerships department are top-notch and very open to us dumb new interns. It's like they let us into their home.
- We are fast approaching our Little League event & Coaches Clinic. In preparation for that this weekend,I will be unpacking, sorting, organizing, and repacking jerseys and hats for 5400 little leaguers as well as for their coaches. How massive an undertaking! But it amounts to a huge PR move annually for the Rays in the community. We give back to so many young people who hopefully grow up supporting our product.
- Our annual FanFest is Feb 21. I don't know what role(s) I will be filling for that yet but it is the kickoff to our year as a team, with player appearances, events for fans, and our yardsale which excites me because it's an excuse to sell old memorabilia and giveaway items (which just clutter up the stadium) all for a good cause -- our Rays Foundation.
I will be keeping a regularly updated blog and I will try to update with pictures of my time with the Rays at our events and around the area.