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Rays’ Chris Archer, Good Sports, donate equipment to Little League

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Off the mound, he’s undefeated.
Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher Chris Archer continues to be one of sports’ good guys. Archer teamed with national nonprofit Good Sports Thursday to provide the Northwst Little League in Tampa with $11,000 worth of new baseball equipment for the season.

The donation includes, bats, catchers’ equipment, batting helmets and training equipment for baseball and softball teams.

The donation is part of a partnership between the Rays and Good Sports in support of local youth in the Greater Tampa area.

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