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07/29/2008 1:36 PM ET
VB Devil Rays to host anti-doping night
Tuesday event to precede Rays' Olympic Night, Thursday, Aug. 7

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VERO BEACH, Fla. -- The Vero Beach Devil Rays want to promote healthy living and a drug-free lifestyle with Anti-Doping Night on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in preparation for Olympic Night, to be held two days later. The Rays want to ensure their Olympic competition will be a fair, clean event for all participants, and discourage the use of drugs or steroids in any form.

Anti-Doping Night will feature plenty of fun facts and trivia for fans in attendance, and the Blood Mobile will be on hand taking donations. The Rays will also give away urine sample cups at the gates to the first 200 fans in attendance. One of the final Devil Rays' dollar nights is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 5, and all fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas and $1 small beers throughout the evening.

The Vero Beach Devil Rays will hold Olympic Night at Holman Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 7 as the team takes on the Brevard County Manatees at 7 p.m. The Devil Rays will salute the Beijing Summer Olympic Games with a variety of activities, games and prizes throughout the evening. Olympic Night is also a Thirsty Thursday in Holman Stadium, as fans can enjoy $1 small beers all night long.

Olympic Night will kick off with a torch-bearing relay and Opening Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, and will feature 10 Olympic events throughout the night between innings, including: a distance race, 200 meter race, archery, boxing, soccer and cycling, to name a few. A Closing Ceremony to end Olympic Night will take place immediately following the game, as well.

Olympic Trials will take place on Monday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. to qualify individuals for the actual Olympic Night events on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the game. Interested participants must be present at the Trials to participate in the Olympics. Each event winner on Olympic Night at Holman will receive a gold medal, as well.

To participate in the Olympic Trials and Olympic Night at Holman Stadium, please contact Eric in the Vero Beach Devil Rays front office at 772-569-4929, or sign up at the Hale Groves Information Booth at any Vero Beach Devil Rays home game. Come out to the ballpark and support your local Olympians on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Community outreach is a priority for the Vero Beach Devil Rays, and the organization appreciates all efforts to partner with it to make the Vero Beach community a better place to live and work. The Vero Beach Devil Rays are a Minor League Baseball club operated by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team is a member of the Florida State League (Class A Advanced) and plays at historic Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Fla.

For Vero Beach Devil Rays ticket information, please visit us at www.vbdrays.com online, call 772-569-4929, or visit the Holman Stadium ticket office two hours before game time.