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Yankees, Rays use social media to raise awareness about gun violence

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The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their Twitter accounts to highlight gun violence statistics. The Rays additionally announced they would donate $50,000 to Everytown for Gun Safety. Firearms were the leading cause of death for American children and teens in 2020. An average of 4,500 veterans die by firearm suicide every year.
3 months ago·New York, United States

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Yankees, Rays use social media to raise awareness about gun violence

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their social media accounts to raise awareness about gun violence on Thursday instead of covering their Major League Baseball (MLB) game in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. An 18-year-old gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle stormed an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two teachers,

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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USA Today

New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays turn Twitter feeds over to gun violence awareness

MLB teams' social media accounts take break from game-day factoids to relay information about impact of gun violence in wake of recent shootings.

3 months ago·United States
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abc News

Yankees, Rays use social media to spread gun violence facts

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are using their social media accounts during Thursday night’s game between the two teams to spread information about how gun violence affects American life

3 months ago·United States
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Yankees, Rays use social media to spread gun violence facts

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their social media accounts during Thursday night's game between the teams to spread information about how gun violence affects American life. The move was made in response to recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo.

3 months ago·United States
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New York Times

Yankees and Rays Ignore Game to Discuss Gun Violence

The Twitter accounts for the rival teams ignored Thursday’s game in favor of posting facts about gun violence. “There are things that are bigger than baseball.”

3 months ago·New York, United States
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The Washington Post

Yankees and Rays tweet about gun violence instead of their game

The MLB teams’ Twitter accounts eschewed in-game updates in favor of tweeting about gun violence in the United States.

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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