Veterans and current military folks in the greater Tampa, Florida area can enjoy free baseball with the Tampa Bay Ray's new Rays Honor Pass program. The Rays Honor Pass provides eligible patrons with two complimentary tickets to remaining Rays regular season home games for the 2015 baseball season, starting with the 24 July 2015 game. What is super-cool about this program is that it is not for just one game, but rather for as many games as the pass holder can manage to attend. My baseball-loving husband would definitely take advantage of this if we lived in the area.
The Rays Honor Pass is available to currently-serving personnel, retired service members, and honorably discharged veterans, as well as dependents including spouses, children and widows/widowers with a valid military ID card.
To obtain a Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass. You will be asked to verify your military affiliation through ID.me, a third-party verification company. The Rays Honor Pass can then be claimed at the Tropicana Field Gate 1 Box Office on the day of the first game the pass holder is attending.
For those who are uncomfortable with the ID.me verification process, or who run into difficulties, applicants may instead print and fill out a Rays Honor Pass application from the webpage and present it at the Gate 1 Box Office at Tropicana Field along with one of the following forms of military identification:
- Discharge papers
- “V” or “veterans” designation on a FL Driver’s License
- Military ID Card
- Common Access Cards (CAC) Smart ID Card
- Uniformed Services ID Card
- WD AGO Form 53-55
- NA Form 13038
- NAV PERS-553
- DD FORM 2765
As always, please remember that this a very generous offer by a private organization. Please be polite if you run into any issues, and say thank you to the people with whom you interact. While I understand it is frustrating when things don't go as planned, it makes the entire military community look bad when people gripe and complain when a company tries to do something nice.
Enjoy your time at the ballpark!