Meet Our Family

“Dspan”, as he’s known in the baseball world, is currently an outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays. Denard has previously spent time playing for the Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants. Aside from all of his ongoing accolades surrounding his 10-year major league baseball career, Denard is far more than just a baseball player. He is a wise and hard working individual who has a deep love for God, family, and his community.

Denard is married to his wife, Anne, and father to their son Denard “DJ”. Denard prioritizes his role as a husband and father to put his family first. His passion and love for family, drives his already established desire to help families in the Tampa Bay area.

Growing up in Tampa, FL and being raised by a single mother, Wanda Wilson, Denard knows first hand how a single parent can struggle with the challenge of raising responsible, caring, successful adults. He saw how hard it was for her, at times working two jobs and often coming home exhausted. Money was tight, temptation was everywhere, and as every single parent knows, there’s no one else to lean on. Denard, along with Anne and Wanda, have identified the needs for single family homes and are determined to help lesson the load as they become an ‘extended family’ to many who feel this challenge!