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Support Purple Stride for a chance to chat with the Rays

Neil Solondz is providing a unique opportunity for Rays fans.

PurpleStride Washington DC 2012 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Benefit Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer — and sadly most of us have been in some way — knows what a tremendous tole the disease and its aftermath can create. It comes in many forms, and it seems like there are an endless number of ways to support cancer research through fundraisers, donations, or volunteerism.

One such means is through Purple Stride, a national event that takes place in many major cities, that puts on a 5K run or walk to help raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer.

Because of COVID concerns, this year’s Tampa Bay Purple Stride event will be remote — meaning they ask participants to safely complete the walk or run on their own — but they are still short of their $130,000 fundraising goal.

That’s where Rays broadcaster Neil Solondz comes in. In an effort to help bolster donations for Purple Stride, Solondz is offering and incredible potential prize.

If you donate at least $10 to Purple Stride through Neil’s link, you’ll be entered to participate in a private Zoom call with the Rays (participants to be determined) during an off day in March. 50 winners will be selected, so your chances are pretty good, and even if you don’t win, your donation will go towards helping a worthy cause.

Make sure to use Neil’s Facebook donation link, and good luck to all who participate!