AUGUSTA, GA - The Augusta GreenJackets, Single-A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have announced the 2nd Annual Clash of Cans Food Drive as a part of the festivities for Thursday, August 25th that will benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank. The GreenJackets will host the Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox) with the playoff chase heating up.
"We invite the CSRA to come out in force, bring lots of canned food items and celebrate with us", stated GreenJackets General Manager Tom Denlinger. "This is a fun way to interact with the local colleges and universities, while also supporting a great organization."
The GreenJackets are asking local university alumni and students such as the Augusta University, Augusta Technical College, Brenau University, East Georgia State College, Georgia Military College, University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, Paine College, University of South Carolina, and Clemson University to compete in the Clash of Cans food drive. Current students and alumni are encouraged to participate in the Clash of Cans as a friendly competition for bragging rights of your school. Bring a canned food item for the August 25th game (Last Thirsty Thursday of 2016) to support the Golden Harvest Food Bank and be entered to win prizes! Fans will put their cans in their favorite college's bin and we'll declare a winner in the 7th inning!
"Golden Harvest Food Bank is excited that the Augusta GreenJackets are again hosting the Clash of Cans Food Drive. Please donate some canned goods when you come out to the game," stated Carrie Jones, Special Events Manager for Golden Harvest Food Bank.
August 25th also features College Football Night! Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite school's apparel to receive $2 off their ticket price for the night. During Thirsty Thursday at Lake Olmstead Stadium guests can enjoy one- dollar draft beers and Coca-Cola fountain sodas all night long presented by the Country Club Dance Hall and Saloon, The Hideout, Napleton Infiniti of Augusta & 93.9 BobFM.
We're also celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Augusta Sports Council. You won't want to miss this fun evening! The Clash of the Cans food drive begins at 6:00pm when gates open, and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.
The GreenJackets are "All In" as they make a second half playoff push and they need YOU. We invite you to Catch the Buzz and come out to Lake Olmstead to enjoy the fun. Plus the GreenJackets are closing in on their two millionth fan at the ballpark in 2016! The two millionth fan will win a fantastic prize pack stay tuned for more details! For more information, including pricing and benefits on all ticket plans, visit www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com or contact the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467). To stay up to date with all things 'Jackets sign up for the Buzz e-newsletter by visiting www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com/thebuzz.