The month of April was a fantastic time for the Rays. They had the best record in baseball, swept the Boston Red Sox in their home turf, in addition to having some great concert acts! Not only were the Rays off to a great start, but the Ray Team was also enjoying their favorite time of the year, baseball season. The Ray Team did a great job of cheering on fans as the Rays record kept improving. However, Ray Team member Rachael D, stood out above the rest. Rachael is in her second season on the squad and has truly took on the role of a leader. The new members look up to Rachael for guidance and also as a friend. Rachael’s personality makes her a huge asset to the squad. She excels in every aspect of the job, from running around the bases with young fans to cheering on the dugouts for Rays victories. When we asked Rachael what she likes about being on the squad, this is what she said:
“I have been on the Ray Team since last season and I can honestly say it has been one of the greatest things I have ever been a part of. I am a full time photographer and opened my own business last year. Being a photographer is my passion and I absolutely love owning my own business, but it can be a bit stressful at times. Being a part of the Ray team is almost like an escape from the busyness of everyday life. I have the privilege to come to the games and be surrounded by the always encouraging Ray Team ladies and staff, the awesome and dedicated fans, and I get to cheer on the best team in baseball!
What an incredible opportunity! There are so many wonderful memories that have been made in this season alone. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and I look forward to each day I get to spend at the games with these amazing people. I am constantly being encouraged and uplifted, and best of all, at the end of the night, I truly feel like I leave a better person. Lets Go Rays!!!!”