by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE

The Rays have announced that Joe Maddon will once again hold his Thanksmas dinners at local homeless shelters.

The dinners will be held December 16-18 at Salvation Army shelters in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Bradenton as well as at the Sallie House in St. Petersburg and and the Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater.

The team also announced for the fourth straight year, the Rays manager will hold a fundraising dinner at 717 South (717 S. Howard Ave. in Tampa) December 13 from 5 p.m. until closing with Rays players and coaches acting as guest servers.

The 2013 Thanksmas schedules is below:

December 13 - Fundraiser at 717 South
December 14 - Food buying event at Sam's Club, location TBA, noon
December 15 - Food preparation with Joe Maddon at Tropicana Field
Decemner 16 - Thanksmas dinner at Sallie House, St. Petersburg at 5 p.m.
December 17 - Thanksmas dinners at Bradenton Salvation Army shelter (1204 14th Street W) at noon and St. Petersburg Salvation Army at 5 p.m.
December 18 - Thanksmas dinners at Homeless Emergency Project (1120 N. Betty Ln., Clearwater) at 11:30 a.m. and Tampa Salvation Armey shelter (1603 N. Florida Ave.) at 5 p.m.