Jabil and Tampa Bay Rays Partnership Makes Community Impact

November 14, 2017

Jabil and Tampa Bay Rays Partnership Makes Community Impact 

 

Jabil's long-standing relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, a major league baseball team located just miles away from our St. Petersburg corporate headquarters, is focused on giving back to the community. By working together, we believe we can impact lives in a more substantial way, specifically around Jabil Cares’ focus areas of Education, Empowerment and the Environment.

Education – Campbell Park Elementary School

Jabil and the Tampa Bay Rays have been active supporters of Campbell Park Elementary, a local at-risk school. Through mentorships, educational programs and the Walking School Bus, an initiative that helps provide children a safe route to school, we believe we are making a difference in the lives of these students.

 Jabil employees help provide students a safe route to school


 Empowerment – Crisis Center of Tampa Bay & Sunday Salute at Tampa Bay Rays

To help empower those going through difficult times and in need of short-term crisis intervention, Jabil and the Tampa Bay Rays joined efforts in support of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s 2-1-1 Contact Center. This program offers support to those experiencing serious life challenges of trauma resulting from assault, suicidal thoughts, domestic violence, financial distress or emotional problems.

Jabil has a history of supporting our military men and women in Tampa Bay and we appreciate the commitment made by both active and retired armed services personnel. This season, Jabil hosted servicemen and women from MacDill Air Force Base at each Tampa Bay Rays home game. A Jabil employee sits with the group during Sunday games in order to thank the guests for their service. Also in attendance is the family of an active military member serving overseas who watch a pre-taped video message featuring their relative. 

Active military Commander Jean Paul Dube shares a message to his family in the Sunday Salute

 

Environment – Tampa Bay Watch

This past June, 38 Jabil and Tampa Bay Rays employees spent a morning at Fort De Soto Park, planting 3,000 sea oats along the coastline. Sea oats are a valuable plant for coastline protection because their root systems hold soil and sand in place during large storms.  


Jabil and Tampa Bay Rays employees worked as a team to plant sea oats at Fort De Soto Park
 

Jabil Cares, our community outreach and volunteerism platform, supports localized efforts around specific causes related to EducationEmpowerment, and the Environment.