In the wake of the Uvalde shooting the Tampa Bay Rays partnered with the nonprofit organization Everytown to disseminate facts about gun violence instead of providing game coverage on their social media accounts on Thursday night.
Following Tampa Bay’s posts the Yankees announced that they would also use their account to post facts about gun violence in the United States.
Rays pitcher Brooks Raley grew up in Uvlade and went to school where the shooting occurred. His family still lives in Uvalde, which made Tuesday’s news hit close to home for the lefty.
“News travels fast,” Raley said on Wednesday. “I did go to that school. I walked those halls, so I can imagine what they experience each day, and I’m feeling for that community.”
Raley graduated from Uvalde high school then played at Texas A&M before getting drafted in 2009 by the Cubs. The 33-year-old still lives in College Station with his wife and children.
Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns, and more than 200 are shot and injured.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 26, 2022
Everytown is the largest nonprofit organization in America dedicated to gun violence prevention. The organization is part of a grassroots movement powered by parents, students, survivors and 2,000 former and current mayors.
Their mission is to research causes and solutions, advance gun safety in the courts in addition to demanding accountability and advocating for safety reforms on the local and national levels.
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