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Santa Jaws: Sports Gear Drive for a Cause

The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce their first “Santa Jaws Sports Gear Drive for a Cause” to be held from 10am - 4pm on Saturday, December 16th, at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Sports Complex. The Sharks are partnering with ESPN radio Wilmington (101.7FM/630AM), Jammin 99.9, and The Ticket Wilmington (95.9FM/99.9 HD-3) to make it a brighter holiday for kids.

The Sharks will be collecting new and slightly used sports equipment and will work with local non-profit organizations to make sure children in our community benefit from the event. Donations could include baseball gloves, bats, and balls: soccer balls, and shin guards; footballs; youth golf clubs, balls, and tees; tennis rackets and balls; kick-balls; volleyballs; etc.

“The Sharks are committed to the Wilmington community and Santa Jaws will give us a chance to work with local organizations that serve children” says Tom Lamont, Community Relations Director for the Sharks. “We are excited about this opportunity and hope to make it an annual event,” he adds.  

The event will include activities for children, music, food and much more.  The Sharks mascot, Sharky, will also be on hand to thank you for your support.  There is no admission charge for the event, but all donations will be used to purchase sports equipment for the children. Below is a list of charities which will benefit from the event, as well as a list of requested items:

Miracle League of Wilmington

  • T-Balls
  • Plastic bats
  • Baseball equipment bags
  • Kickballs
  • Yoga mats
  • Hula hoops

Brigade Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington

  • Basketballs
  • Referee shirts
  • Soccer balls
  • Footballs
  • Rubber balls for dodgeball
  • Softballs
  • Flags
  • Tug of war rope
  • Pickleball paddles and balls
  • Cones
  • Pedometers
  • Helmets

First Tee

One Love

Police Athletic League of Wilmington

For more information on Santa Jaws, contact Tom Lamont by phone at (910) 742-1937 or via email at




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 and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.

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