The holidays are right around the corner and the Charleston RiverDogs, the Lowcountry's professional sports leader, has orchestrated three community-involved programs to help those in need.
"The holiday season will be upon us very soon, and the RiverDogs will once again continue with our commitment to be good citizens and neighbors," said General Manager Dave Echols. "Our staff is excited to start the holiday season, and part of the season is giving back. And we'll do it with our 'Fun Is Good' approach."
Beginning on Tuesday, November 18 from 9 am - 6:30 pm, the club will host at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park a clothing donation drive for Palmetto Goodwill. While the RiverDogs will make a significant clothing donation, the club's staffers will also clean out their own closets and donate items to Goodwill. Fans are invited to stop by Riley Park and donate some of their clothing to Goodwill, and we'll treat you to a cup of free hot chocolate and a voucher for a game in 2015. The RiverDogs' popular mascot, Charlie T. RiverDog, will be on hand and will donate a bag of his clothing. Charlie also encourages other local mascots to join in the activities.
Then on Friday, Nov. 21, beginning at 12 noon, the club will host its annual staff/ RiverDogs Potluck Lunch. This year the Potluck Lunch will also be a food drive in conjunction with the Lowcountry Food Bank. In this, the RiverDogs invite their season ticket holders and many loyal fans to The Joe to spend "Thanksgiving" with us as we collect food. Those who come are encouraged to bring a food dish and canned food for the drive. A RSVP is requested to [email protected]
And finally on Saturday, December 13 beginning at 11 am, the RiverDogs will offer the opportunity kids and fans to have pictures taken with "Charlie Claus" and Santa as the team hosts a toy drive in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Here, families may come to The Joe and have their kids get a free picture with Charlie and Santa Claus. In order to get a picture taken, one must donate a child's new toy to the Salvation Army.
At the event, Christmas music will be played over the park's public address system, vendors will be on hand with their goods set up on tables. There will also be a special Christmas-themed craft section and the popular bounce house will be open. Light snacks and hot cocoa will also be available. And as a bonus, the RiverDogs will donate $1 for every Kids Club Member who attends the event. Santa will only be at The Joe for a limited time.
For more information on these events, please contact Haley Kirchner at 843/577-DOGS (3647).