The Tampa Bay Rays have announced a partnership with 70 t-ball baseball leagues in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties that will provide jerseys and caps to more than 5,500 little leaguers.
The value of the project has been estimated at over $115,000.
At first I was worried the Rays would have to provide replica Red Sox and Yankees uniforms, but it turns out that is not the case. Instead, the players will receive jerseys that will include 18 variations of Rays colors and styles.
[UPDATE] Some have asked about the stars and stripes logos and the camo logos. My guess is that these are the only versions of the Rays logo that are recognized by Major League Baseball. They may have only been able to use MLB-approved logos and this may have been the only way to increase the number of color patterns that could be used.
Here are the 18 designs provided by the team. Pretty cool.