We told you about this last week, but here are the details from the management firm that represents BJ Upton

The “BRayser” gained national attention two weeks ago when the Rays wore the unique blazers adorned in Tampa Bay Rays colors in a plaid design on their west coast road trip. After posting a picture of BJ in his BRayer on his twitter account he received many messages from followers asking where they could get their own “BRaysers” so BJ decided to raffle off his “BRayser” for a good cause.

BJ is raffling off his “BRayser” at his website www.theuptonbrothers.com and can be found at https://mcgraffle.com/upton/. Proceeds go to the Childs Park and Wildwood Recreation Centers located in South St. Petersburg to help support the families served by these centers. As part of the Dugout Club community initiative this summer, BJ adopted the two recreation centers and created ‘BJ’s Bunch’, a positive club for the kids.

Each chance to win costs $15 or get 3 chances for $40. Only 500 chances will be raffled off. This is the only “BRayser” available to the public and will be made available to the winner after the season. The winner will have the chance to have the “BRayser” autographed by BJ and if they are in the Tampa/St. Pete area will have the option of receiving the “BRayser” from BJ in person.

You can get updates on the raffle at www.theuptonbrothers.com or at BJ’s twitter account – www.twitter.com/therealbjupton. A Facebook Page is being created for BJ’s “BRayser” where you can get updates on the many uses of the “BRayser” and all the fun things you can do with it.

We’ve entered. Now it’s your turn.



  1. Joe D. says:

    That's awesome! The Brayser of the gift that keeps on giving.

  2. Any truth to the rumor that the blazer only looks sharp when it wants to? I don't want to get into arguments and resort to mathematics to explain to people why my blazer is better than average.

  3. Gatorbuc15 says:

    I wonder if it's stain resistant?;)

  4. Gus says:

    Good for BJ.

    In 13 seasons, I can't remember a Rays player taking an actual genuine interest in the community, especially the ones closest to the Trop. Maybe it is the nature of baseball or because they were so lousy and the roster turned over so much, but if you compare Brooks, Dunn and the Bucs and what great things they have done in the community, it is nice to see the Rays moving in that direction a little bit.

    • Sarah says:

      Good point -- the Rays as an organization have been present in the region, but there aren't many Rays players who seem to have made the area home, or to have "adopted" local charities -- at least not since good old Toby Hall. So if BJ steps up here that's great.


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