Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Bay Rays team up to boost Energy Neighbor Fund

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  • Company donates $1,000 for every winning game.

  • Together, we can make a difference and help those who need it most.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When the Tampa Bay Rays win a game this season, it’s a home run for Florida fans.

Duke Energy will contribute $1,000 to Energy Neighbor Fund agencies for every Tampa Bay Rays regular season win.

“We want to ease the cost of sizzling summer heat for Floridians who struggle to keep their homes cool while making ends meet,” said Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president. “Together with the Tampa Bay Rays, we can make a difference in the communities we serve and help those who need it most through the Energy Neighbor Fund.”

The Energy Neighbor Fund is a customer assistance program to help Florida residents in need pay for utility expenses such as electric, gas, oil or wood. Donations are matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000, by the Duke Energy Foundation.

One hundred percent of funds collected are distributed locally, by county, on a monthly basis to 14 United Way and other social service agencies to assist Duke Energy Florida customers, based on need.

“The Rays are proud to work with Duke Energy Florida and help support the Energy Neighbor Fund,” said Rays President Brian Auld. “This is an important opportunity to give back to the Tampa Bay community and help families with their essential needs during difficult times.”

Residents who need financial assistance are encouraged to visit www.duke-energy.com/NeighborFund 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 1.9 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
Cell: 813.928.7263
Media line: 800.559.3853

Tampa Bay Rays

Rafaela Amador
Office: 727.825.3236