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Rays, Yankees Use Twitter to Educate on Gun Violence

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The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday dispensed with the usual live tweeting highlights of their game and instead tweeted out facts about the impacts of gun violence provided by the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety. 

The move comes in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting Tuesday at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed. 

The Rays organization also announced a $50,000 commitment to Everytown. 

Rays pitcher, Brooks Raley, attended Robb Elementary. He declined to comment Wednesday on the political debate around guns, saying only, "I walked those halls. I can't imagine the experience yesterday." 

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