Joining Almased at the event was former MLB player and current Rays broadcaster Orestes Destrade, who met and spoke with baseball fans both young and old. As a crowd of local fans snaked through the building, waiting to meet and receive an autographed vintage baseball from Orestes, they were pleasantly entertained by a live sampling of Almased’s weight loss shake and fun prize wheels to win Tampa Bay Rays’ memorabilia. And while parents chatted with Almased’s success story Lisa Thomas, who successfully lost 20 lbs. from using Almased and has kept the weight off for two years, kids were given a free pack of school supplies and a sports bag, donated by Almased.
Exciting back to school vibes and giggles spread throughout the building as the Tampa Bay Ray’s mascot, Raymond, cheerfully high-fived kids and goofy-danced with them.
Almased’s Back-To-School Pop-Up event with the Tampa Bay Rays proved worthwhile as, at the end of the event, Almased unexpectedly presented a donation of $1,000 to Pinellas County Schools Food Service, to help students from low-income families afford nutritious and satisfying school lunches.
Almased would like to thank their expanding partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays, local health food store Rollin’ Oats for their participation and Lynn Guise, a representative from the Pinellas County School Board, for her appearance.
View Almased's event recorded on Facebook Live.