Duke Energy and Tampa Bay Rays Power Through Together
August 2020

EEI created the #PoweringThruTogether campaign at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to showcase and to thank electric company employees who are on the front lines, working to keep our lights on and our communities safe.

In this same spirit, Duke Energy Florida has joined with the Tampa Bay Rays for the Powering Through Together partnership.

For every home run the Rays hit this baseball season, Duke Energy Florida will donate $1,000 to 211 Tampa Bay Cares. Duke Energy Florida has committed a minimum of $50,000 to support the organization, which links those in need with local community agencies that offer help with housing, food, medical expenses, and electric bills.

“We know many people are facing financial challenges and personal hardships. We hope this donation will help connect anyone who needs assistance to invaluable services,” said Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida president. “Tune in and watch the Rays knock it out of the park and score big for local families in need. With our long-time partner the Tampa Bay Rays, we are committed to Powering Through Together with our communities.”

“The Rays are excited to work alongside our longtime partners at Duke Energy Florida to help support and sustain the vital needs within our local community,” said Rays President Brian Auld. “This partnership is an important opportunity to give back to the Tampa Bay community through 211 Tampa Bay Cares, and we are proud to support them.”

Read the original press release here​.​