BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon.

Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New Jersey.

Lyle will be at the event to meet fans, sign autographs, and take pictures.

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The Patriots will welcome Santa Claus, who will take pictures with children at the ballpark.

Fans will have the opportunity to take photos and get autographs from Sparkee, the team mascot.

 “This is a special holiday event that we always look forward to each year. We have a tremendous group of fans that help us collect hundreds of toys for those less fortunate and help bring a little holiday cheer to those who need it, ” said Patrick McVerry, President/ General Manager of the Patriots.

The Patriots will also host a Holiday Kickoff with Somerset Sluggers Kids Club members. Somerset Sluggers will be able to participate in special holiday activities and much more at the event. There will be holiday themed snacks available.

There will be special Holiday Gift Packages available for purchase, including the 5 For $55 plan; the team store will also be open.

The Somerset Patriots return for the 2019 season on Friday, April 26th for Opening Day at TD Bank Ballpark. For more information, visitwww.somersetpatriots.com.