Christmas in July Returns to Canal Park on July 27th

AKRON,
OH – The Akron Aeros are pleased to announce the return of the second-annual
Christmas in July event, a promotion that benefits the Akron-Canton Regional
Foodbank and the Salvation Army of Greater Akron. All fans that bring five (5)
non-perishable food items or a gently used winter coat (preferably a child’s
size) for donation will receive free tickets to the Aeros game on Tuesday, July
27th against the Bowie Baysox. That game begins at 7:05 p.m. at
Canal Park and will feature many Christmas themed activities.

The
“super six” of non-perishable food items include boxed cereal, peanut butter,
canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup. Fans can
exchange five of these items or any other non-perishables for one ticket to the
Two for Tuesday contest, while exchanging a gently used winter coat will earn
you two tickets to the game.

“We
are very excited to be able to assist two wonderful community partners that do
so much for the city of Akron
and the surrounding areas,” said Calvin Funkhouser, Director of Corporate &
Suite Sales for the Aeros. “The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the
Salvation Army are two organizations that are dedicated to this community year
round and it’s great that we can put them in the public eye when many people
aren’t thinking about those less fortunate.”

All
food donations that night will benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and
the coat donations will go towards the Salvation Army of Greater Akron. Both
organizations will be on hand to greet fans including traditional bell ringers
and in addition, there will be seven different Santa’s at Canal Park, courtesy
of the Buckeye Santas organization.

Tuesday
the 27th is also Akron Racers night as many of the country’s best
pro fast-pitch softball players will be signing autographs throughout the
evening at the stadium.

Fans
can exchange for tickets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-game days Monday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. On game days, walk-up ticket sales are
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and reopen at 5 p.m. until the end of the game. On
Sundays, the ticket sales are only available from 11:30 a.m. until the end of
the game.

For
more information on the activities of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank you
can visit them online at www.akroncantonfoodbank.org,
it is www.salvationarmy.org for the
Salvation Army of Greater Akron and for Buckeye Santas, visit www.buckeyesantas.com.

Akron’s
current home stand continues Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Altoona
Curve. Just like next week at Canal Park, fans can enjoy Two for Tuesday
specials on hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn and ice cream while also utilizing a
KRAFT Singles buy one ticket, get one free offer. Aeros left-hander Kelvin De
La Cruz (2-5, 5.28 ERA) aims for a second straight victory against Altoona’s
Jared Hughes (10-6, 4.46 ERA). Tuesday night’s radio broadcast begins at 6:50
p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com.
For more information, please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330)
253-5151.

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