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Rays' Matt Joyce To Present $10,000 to North Brandon Little League Friday Night

The right fielder will visit the North Brandon Little League complex in Seffner at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 to present a $10,000 check from his Sweet Swingin' Baseball Camp.

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Matt Joyce will present a $10,000 check to the North Brandon Little League at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, according to TBO.com's Rays Report blog.

Joyce, a graduate of Colson Elementary, Burnett Middle School and Armwood High and a former North Brandon Little Leaguer himself, helped raise the money through his Sweet Swingin' Baseball Camp, held there last month.

He'll also throw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday night at the little league complex, 2915 N. Kingsway Ave., Seffner, with a special announcement to follow, Rays Report's Roger Mooney writes.

The $10,000 donation represents the largest single sum North Brandon Little League has ever receieved, vice president Rob Turkett previously told TBO.com, with the money going toward field renovations.

Joyce chatted with Patch last year about growing up in the Greater Brandon area before working his way up to the big leagues. The right fielder, who is entering his fifth pro season, hit 19 home runs for Tampa Bay last year.

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