The Florida Holocaust Museum in Downtown St. Pete and the Tampa Bay Rays invite the community to come to Rays Up Night at Tropicana Field in support of The FHM on Thursday, July 6 at 7:10 p.m. when the Rays take on the Boston Red Sox! For just $25 ($36 value), your ticket includes a discounted seat in the lower level and $5 from each ticket donated back to The Florida Holocaust Museum.
The FHM will be recognized preceding the game with a check presentation on the field, video showcase, and community corner. In addition, Holocaust Survivors John and Toni Rinde will throw out the first pitch!
John Rinde was four years old when the war began and initially lived under Stalin domination in Lvov. In 1941 when the war between Russia and Germany started, he was herded into the Lvov ghetto. He escaped from the ghetto and moved to Lublin, surviving the war by using an assumed name and masquerading as a Catholic.
Toni Rinde was born to Jewish parents and hidden by a Polish family when she was 16 months old. The family named her Marisha, provided her with false papers, and raised her as a Catholic from 1941-1944. When World War II ended, she was reunited with her parents.
The Rindes met in New York in 1957 and have resided in the Tampa Bay area for many years. They have two children and three grandchildren, one of whom is a pitcher for Emory University’s softball team.
For additional information or to place your ticket order, please call 727.820.0100 ext. 301. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 30th. Tickets are LIMITED.