Akron Aeros Announce Food Bank Drive Night

AKRON,
OH – The Akron Aeros are pleased to unveil their efforts for a Food Bank Drive
Night at Canal Park for their 7:05 p.m. game on Thursday, August 26th.
Fans that donate non-perishable food items will receive $5 tickets for that
evening’s game in downtown Akron, sponsored by The Akron Plan. All donated
proceeds from the contest against the Erie SeaWolves will in return benefit the
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

The
“super six” of most urgently needed non-perishable food items include boxed
cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and
canned soup. The Aeros recommend fans to exchange any one of these items, or
other non-perishables, at the Canal Park box offices in exchange for a $5
ticket to the Thirsty Thursday contest.

The
Akron Plan is a ground of 17 United Methodist Churches that organize to help
sponsor community events. This Food Bank Drive Night follows Tuesday’s
Christmas in July program at Canal Park where the Aeros accepted any five
non-perishable food items for one free ticket. The team also encouraged fans to
exchange gently used winter coats for two tickets, with the coats benefitting
the Salvation Army of Greater Akron.

Thursday,
August 26th marks an exciting start to yet another home stand in
downtown Akron. Along with the Food Bank Drive Night promotion sponsored by the
Akron Plan, the Aeros will be giving away posters to the first 2,000 fans in
attendance courtesy of Busson Digital Printing. It is also another Thirsty
Thursday at Canal Park with $1 12-oz. soft drinks and draft beer until the end
of the seventh inning.

Canal
Park’s box offices will accept these donations anytime from now until the Food
Bank Drive night and are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. before 7:05 p.m. home
games. The box offices are also open from 5:00 p.m. until the conclusion of
those contests and from 11:30 a.m. until the end of Sunday afternoon home
games. On other days, they are open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays.

Akron looks for a crucial three-game series victory Wednesday
night with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch time at Canal Park. The Aeros are then home
for the remainder of the week, and for three consecutive weekends during the
month of August. Lefty Scott Barnes (5-8, 5.20 ERA) makes his team-leading 20th start of the year tonight for Akron
against Bowie Baysox left-hander Pedro Viola (3-0, 2.45 ERA). Wednesday
evening’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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