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First Annual Santa Jaws Review

The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce their first “Santa Jaws Sports Gear Drive for a Cause” was a success. Through a steady stream of donations for six hours at Buck Hardee Field on Saturday December 16th, the Sharks were able to raise an estimated $3,700 worth of new and slightly used sports equipment.

“Thanks to the public’s generosity, countless children in our area will benefit from the sporting goods collected.  We plan to make this an annual event which will have an even bigger impact next year,” said Tom Lamont, Director of Community Relations.

All of these donations will be distributed by the end of the week among five local charities: Brigade Boys and Girls Club, First Tee of Greater Wilmington, Police Athletic League of Wilmington, One Love Tennis, and Miracle League of Wilmington.


We are so thankful to the Sharks organization for a wonderful event that brought awareness to our community and the opportunity to give back in the spirit of the holiday season”, says Hayley Sink, Executive Director of ACCESS of Wilmington. “Our Miracle League baseball players and ACCESS Fit program participants will greatly benefit from the new equipment for many seasons to come!”

 “More than balls, bats, and hoops, what the Sharks have given our kids is opportunities,” says Steve Wilson, Brigade Boys & Girls Club's Director of New Hanover and Pender County. “Healthy lifestyles and sports and recreation are two of our five core programs at Brigade Boys & Girls Club, and having the equipment to have fun while learning will help the lessons become lifestyles. We’re fortunate to have organizations like the Sharks investing in our community.”

The Wilmington Sharks plan to expand upon this program, and host another Santa Jaws in December 2018. For more information on the Wilmington Sharks and their programs, visit www.wilmingtonsharks.com or call the Sharks office at 910-343-5621.

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CARSON BOWEN

910-343-5621

media@wilmingtonsharks.com

About The Wilmington Sharks

Set in the picturesque Cape Fear region of North Carolina, the Wilmington Sharks are one of the charter members of the Coastal Plain League. Providing affordable family entertainment in a minor league atmosphere, the Sharks have been consistently in the top 25 in attendance in all of summer-collegiate baseball.

About The Coastal Plain League

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 109 of those - including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. While another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.

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