MUSEUM BRINGS SPECIAL ELEMENT TO TROPICANA FIELD
The Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame brings a special element to Tropicana Field. Fans can view an array of different artifacts and pictures of the "Greatest hitter that ever lived." These memorable displays range from Ted Williams' days in the military through his professional playing career. This museum is dedicated to some of the greatest players to ever "lace 'em up," including Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Sadaharu Oh.
The Rays invite all fans to enjoy this unique experience in sharing a rare glimpse into these extraordinary players' lives. The Museum is located just past the rotunda on the right-hand side. Admission to the museum is free to all fans attending Rays home games.
WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT
What this Museum is all about is best described in Ted's own words: "Through the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame, we hope to build a lasting monument, an architectural tribute to what I think is the single most difficult thing in all of sports: hitting a baseball. We hope the Museum will become a place millions of baseball fans will visit and enjoy for generations to come. I hope you'll join us as we transform our dreams into reality." Previously located in Hernando, Florida, in Citrus County, a few blocks from where Ted Williams himself lived during his later years, the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame is the first Museum ever dedicated, at the time, to a living athlete. The Museum's goal is to preserve and build on the rich tradition and heritage of our national pastime -- baseball. The Museum's mission is one of outreach and education.
The Museum could never operate but for the enormous assistance of a dedicated corps of volunteers who make all the difference. It is a true "labor of love" for the many who have helped the Museum since it first opened in February of 1994. For more information about how this Museum became a reality, please see Ted Williams Museum: History and Future.
TED WILLIAMS FOUNDATION
The goal of the Ted Williams Foundation is to preserve and build on the rich tradition and heritage of our national pastime - baseball. The Ted Williams Foundation's mission is one of outreach and education.
The Ted Williams Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit institution. Your contributions to the Foundation's endowment are invaluable to ensure the continued existence of the Ted Williams Museum & Hitters Hall of Fame as well as to provide for its youth programs and scholarships for deserving student-athletes. The Ted Williams Foundation also provides assistance to charitable organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the Rays, Red Sox, and Twins Foundations in baseball, the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation in the NHL, and Dolphins Foundation in the NFL, with all funds directly assisting youth programs.
The Foundation carries its message far beyond the priceless collection of Ted Williams memorabilia housed within the confines of the building. Through the Ted Williams Baseball Outreach Foundation, grants are made to youth baseball programs across the country. The Foundation also provides educational scholarships on an annual basis to student-athletes who excel in academics, baseball and citizenship. Thus far, 24 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students.
For more information on the Foundation, please contact Tony Penna, at firstname.lastname@example.org