4th Annual Auggie's Holiday BUZZar & Toys for Tots Drive

Toys for Tots, Vendor Fair, Santa Claus, Touch a Truck, Fun

By Augusta GreenJackets | November 10, 2017 10:04 AM ET

AUGUSTA, GA: The Augusta GreenJackets, South Atlantic League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have announced the Fourth Annual "Auggie's Holiday BUZZar". Join the GreenJackets for this FREE event open to the public at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday, December 9th from 11 AM to 2 PM. Auggie's Holiday BUZZar will be one of the last events at Lake Olmstead Stadium before the GreenJackets move over to SRP Park.

"We are truly excited about Auggie's 4th Annual Christmas Toys for Tots Drive" Grace Anderson, Coordinator for Toys For Tots Augusta, said, "Every Child Deserve a Christmas. Augusta Marine Corps League is very excited to partner with the Augusta GreenJackets on a tremendous event. We are so happy to meet the needs of all less fortunate children in the CSRA."


The GreenJackets are planning an event with FUN for the whole family, including (but not limited to):

  • Toys for Tots Drive - bring an unwrapped toy and receive a FREE Hot Dog & Coca-Cola Soda
  • HUGE Holiday Vendor Market with over 35 uniquely different vendors (teaser of vendors below)
  • FREE Pictures and meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus (11AM-1PM)
  • Mistletoe 5k Fun Run presented by Fleet Feet Sports Augusta- Shotgun start at 10AM, FREE to register
  • Appearance by the GreenJackets mascot, Auggie
  • Inflatables for Kids (Moon Bounce, Obstacle Course, Wiffle Ball)
  • Touch-A-Truck (20+ vehicles, Aiken Antique Power Association, motorcycles and more)
  • Complimentary Coffee and Hot Chocolate
  • Ahmen Korner Bar & Grill open with grilled items, nachos & cheese, cold beverages available for purchase
  • More to be announced in coming weeks

The GreenJackets are excited to announce that over a month out from Auggie's Holiday BUZZar, there are already 35+ local CSRA Vendors signed up to be a part of the Holiday Vendor Market. Below are just a few of the vendors that will be participating in the Holiday Vendor Market:

  Second Chance Woodcrafts, Sugar and Spice Southern Charms, The Wiltshire Chilli Farm, Usborne Books & More, J.B. Hand Turned Pens, Inspiring Broome, Jennifer Jones Photography, Paparazzi Jewelry, Scrapbook & gift sets, Jamberry Nail Care, Pruvit Products, Mary Kay, MONAT, Tupperware, Hand Dyed Clothing, Advocare, Home Décor items, multiple handmade/handcrafted jewelry, t-shirts, decals, Nativity sets, scarf vendors, Lila Rose Hair, SportClips, Perfectly Posh, Lipsence, Hairbows, Color Street, Rodan + Fields, Origami Owl, Lula Roe, Pampered Chef, Fox & Arrow Designs, Nuskin, Enchanted Fabrics and more coming in daily!


As Auggie's Holiday BUZZar/Holiday Vendor Market gets closer, the GreenJackets will release new and exciting updates! To find out first what is going on with the event make sure to go ahead and follow the Auggie's Holiday BUZZar & Holiday Vendor Market event page on Facebook at: https://goo.gl/rpeoWY.


As a part of "Auggie's Holiday BUZZar," the GreenJackets are offering vendors the opportunity to set up. For more information contact Shannon Mitchell at (706) 922-WINS (9467) or email smitchell@greenjacketsbaseball.com. The fee is $25, and you must provide your own table and chairs.


About Toys For Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.


About the Augusta GreenJackets

The Augusta GreenJackets kick off the Inaugural Season at SRP Park on April 12th against the Lexington Legends (Kansas City Royals). SRP Park is the anchor piece of Riverside Village, a live, work, "playball" development which includes apartment living, senior living, retail, restaurants, class "A" office space, and a Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. Deposits are currently being accepted for Full Season Seats for the GreenJackets 2018 season. To learn more and for a 360-degree view of SRP Park and Riverside Village, visit www.greenjackets2018.com.


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- GreenJackets

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