The Somerset Patriots will hold their annual toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. – noon at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
Fans who bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Foster Adoptive Family Services of New Jersey will have the chance to meet Patriots manager emeritus Sparky Lyle and get his autograph. Kids can also meet Santa Claus and Patriots mascots Sparkee and Slider.
“This is a special holiday event that both Sparky and our entire staff looks forward every 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.