BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Fans will be able 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 from 10 a.m. to noon.
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 and his pal Slider.
“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 Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.
On Dec. 9, 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 for all participants.
There will be special Holiday Gift Packages available for purchase, including the 5 For $55 plan. The Team Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Somerset Patriots recently completed their 20th Season Anniversary in which they led the Atlantic League in attendance and made their 14th appearance in the playoffs. The Somerset Patriots will welcome their 7,000,000th fan in their 20th season at TD Bank Ballpark in 2018. The schedule for 2018 has officially been released. For more information about the 2018 season, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.