Tampa, Fla. - The Tampa Yankees will host their annual "Christmas in July Toy Run" on Saturday, July 15th, presented by Full Throttle Magazine, Harley Davidson of Tampa and Fran Haasch Law Firm. Motorcyclists will deliver toys to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital before heading to George M. Steinbrenner Field. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Yankees will battle the Florida Fire Frogs at 6:30 p.m.
Motorcyclists are invited to bring an unwrapped toy to Tampa Harley Davidson before riding to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital to deliver the toys. Bikers are then welcome to ride onto the warning track at George M. Steinbrenner Field for the National Anthem and will receive free tickets, food vouchers and Tampa Yankee hats.
Those who are not motorcyclists can still donate by bringing unwrapped toys to the stadium box office in exchange for a free upper reserved ticket. Players will then deliver the toys to the hospital.
Salute to Service Members Saturday will also be recognized. All military personnel receive a free upper reserved ticket with a valid identification. Also, select players will sign autographs on the concourse from 5:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
To purchase tickets, fans can visit the George M. Steinbrenner Field Box Office or go online to www.tybaseball.com. Tickets start at $5 for upper reserved seating, $8 for lower reserved seating, and parking is always free.
The Tampa Yankees are the Single-A Advanced Affiliate of the New York Yankees. For more information, call (813) 673-3055 or visit www.tybaseball.com.
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