Baseball Gazette
May 2014

Dear Missy,

Welcome to the May edition of the Baseball Gazette, the e-newsletter of the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House. Each month, we deliver news and updates about our progress toward opening.

About the photo: Keeping our eye on the ball, this rendering shows the Tampa Baseball Museum as it will appear once renovations on the Al Lopez House are complete and the museum is open for visitors.  

Make an impact in May 

The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House continues to explore different fundraising avenues as exciting new opportunities are presented. In May, there are two opportunities to make a big impact.


Show your giving spirit on Give Day Tampa Bay

Do you love a challenge? The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has organized a one-day online giving challenge – Give Day Tampa Bay on May 6 – to raise support for local nonprofits and grow philanthropy in our region.


Make a pledge today to the Ybor City Museum Society and complete your donation on May 6. All Give Day Tampa Bay donations made to the Ybor City Museum Society will directly support the development of the Tampa Baseball Museum.


To further celebrate the occasion, Tequila’s is hosting a happy hour Give Day Rally on behalf of the Ybor City Museum Society from 5-8 p.m. on May 6. The rally will feature drink specials, giveaways, onsite donation and a 10% discount for donors. Tequila’s is located at 1613 E. 7th Ave. in historic Ybor City.


You have the Power2Give

Imagine walking out onto a baseball field and the stands are packed with cheering fans. You knock the ball out of the park, run the bases, and cross home plate – that is the feeling the Tampa Baseball Museum wants visitors to experience when walking through its doors.


As part of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Power2Give campaign, you can make a donation to the “Build the Diamond” project, which will help create a small-scale baseball stadium inside the Tampa Baseball Museum – delivering that electric energy only a packed house of excited fans can bring.


Your donation, large or small, will provide an inspiring learning experience for the museum’s visitors. Visit the Power2Give campaign page to view a list of donor benefits for supporting this project.  

Your support of these two initiatives will help the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House to open later this year and preserve Tampa’s rich baseball heritage. 

Tampa Baseball Museum in the News
The Tampa Baseball Museum continues to receive solid media attention, including a recent feature on FOX 13 and an article in the DuPont Registry‘s April issue. Both stories highlighted the museum’s role in preserving Tampa’s rich baseball tradition and recognized some of the region’s hometown baseball heroes.


Read the DuPont Registry article here and view the FOX 13 clip below.


We appreciate your support and look forward to keeping you up-to-date about the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House.
In This Edition

New Supporters
Thank you for supporting the Tampa Baseball Museum:

– Del Diaz
– Loretta D. Perez

Save the Dates

June 1 – Fundraiser and Tampa Bay Rays watch party at The Patio.
July 15 –  Coaches panel and All-Star game watch party. 

Pavers and Cigar Boxes

Step up to the plate for the Tampa Baseball Museum with the purchase of one of these limited edition items:
– Personalize a Home Plate Paver and become a permanent fixture of the museum.
– Own a piece of Cigar City’s baseball heritage with a commemorative box of cigars. 

Thank you to our supporters:

Read past editions:

–  April 2014 
–  Older editions

Preserving Heritage

The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House is being developed by the Ybor City Museum Society, a nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes Ybor City’s cultural heritage and supports the Ybor City Museum State Park.
Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House
2003 N. 19th Street | Tampa, Florida 33605
(813) 247-1434

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