Toys for Tots Event a Success!

Welcome back to the “Philling You In” blog on this Monday morning!

On Sunday, the R-Phils hosted their 13th Annual Toys for Tots event at FirstEnergy Stadium, and the event was a huge success. Hundreds of Harley-riding fans flocked to America’s Classic Ballpark on Sunday for a great cause. After beginning at Classic Harley-Davidson, fans made their way to the stadium for a great event to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program and the Children’s Home of Reading.

The weather was beautiful, the hot chocolate was hot, the hot dogs were delicious, the band was awesome, Santa was jolly, the Mitchell & Ness R-Phils Team Store was cozy, and the toys were aplenty — and it was all for a great cause.

It was nice to be a part of such a great event. It was the first time I was here for a Toys for Tots event, and I am glad I was able to be a part of it.

Check out the story from WFMZ TV:
Toys for Tots event kicks off“.

Check out today’s Reading Eagle:
Hundreds bear gifts to Toys for Tots event“.

Also, stay tuned for a great story from Service Electric, which will be airing this week. Big thanks to Chris Kulp and Courtney Molinaro for coming out for this event.

The holiday season is right around the corner. Stop by FirstEnergy Stadium this week, and throughout the offseason to do your holiday shopping.

Each week, we are donating 10% of our merchandise sales (both online and in-store) to a different organization, as part of our “Season of Giving”.

If you would like to help, swing by the Mitchell & Ness R-Phils Team Store today to donate to this week’s recipient — Toys for Tots. After that, there will be a new charitable organization (14 in all).

Here is the list:

First 7 “Season of Giving” Participants:
November 6-11 – Toys for Tots
November 12 -18 – Special Olympics
November 19-25 – Olivet Boys & Girls Club
November 26 – December 2 – PA Breast Cancer Coalition
December 3 –9 – YMCA
December 10-16 – Hawk Mountain Boy Scout Council
December 17-23 – Literacy Council of Reading

Also, I just want to say good job to R-Phils merchandising manager Jason Yonkovitch and R-Phils community relations director Matt Hoffmaster for all of their hard-work. Jason (aka Yocko as he is known around the office), even made an appearance on TV! Good job fellas!

We’ll see you at America’s Classic Ballpark this offseason!

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