LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, the Gwinnett Braves are participating in the 34th Annual 11Alive Holiday Can-A-Thon. Now through December 1, the G-Braves will accept donations at Coolray Field - located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville - from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday-Friday. All donated items will go to The Salvation Army food pantry in Metro Atlanta.
Each donation of three-or-more items grants entry into a raffle to win G-Braves' prizes, including signed memorabilia, tickets and other surprises. There is no limit on the amount of items that can be donated or the amount of entries into the raffle.
Acceptable items for donation include:
- Canned Foods: veggies, soups, meats, sauces, fruits
- Dry Goods: pasta, beans, oatmeal, grits, crackers
About the 11Alive Holiday Can-A-Thon: Since 1982, the 11Alive Holiday Can-A-Thon has raised millions of cans of food for The Salvation Army food pantry. Last year, with the involvement of individuals, schools and businesses in the community, donations from the Can-A-Thon stocked The Salvation Army food pantry in Metro Atlanta and the greater Floyd County area with food to last ten months. The goal this year is to collect enough donations to fill the pantry with food to last a year.
About the Gwinnett Braves: The Gwinnett Braves, Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and defending champions of the International League South Division, open the 2017 season at Coolray Field on Thursday, April 6 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Durham Bulls. Season ticket packages are available for purchase now by calling the Coolray Field Ticket Office at 678-277-0340. Follow the G-Braves at GwinnettBraves.com, facebook.com/GwinnettBraves1 and twitter.com/GwinnettBraves.
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