Duke Energy Florida and the Rays Powering Through Together to help Tampa Bay

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  • Company to make $1,000 donation for every home run.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When the Tampa Bay Rays hit a home run this season, everyone scores!

Thanks to the Powering Through Together partnership between Duke Energy Florida and the Tampa Bay region’s Major League Baseball team, Duke Energy Florida will donate $1,000 per home run to support 211 Tampa Bay Cares.

The company has committed to contributing a minimum of $50,000 to the organization, which connects the community with important health and social services during these difficult times.

“We know many people are facing financial challenges and personal hardships. We hope this donation will help connect anyone who needs assistance to invaluable services,” said Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida president. “Tune in and watch the Rays knock it out of the park and score big for local families in need. With our long-time partner the Tampa Bay Rays, we are committed to Powering Through Together with our communities.”

The 211 Tampa Bay Cares free service can help people find local community agencies that provide assistance to meet a wide range of needs, including housing, food, child care, medical expenses and utility bills.

“The Rays are excited to work alongside our longtime partners at Duke Energy Florida to help support and sustain the vital needs within our local community,” said Rays President Brian Auld. “This partnership is an important opportunity to give back to the Tampa Bay community through 211 Tampa Bay Cares, and we are proud to support them.”

Residents who need financial assistance are encouraged to visit duke-energy.com/together to locate available resources.                                   

Duke Energy Florida

Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns a diverse generation mix of natural gas, coal and renewables, providing about 10,200 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.8 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays mission is to energize the community through the magic of Rays baseball. The organization is committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interactions and charitable donations, and has proudly represented Major League Baseball since 1998.


Media Contacts:

Duke Energy: Ana Gibbs

Tampa Bay Rays: Rafaela A. Amador