Hey Zoggers and Zoggettes!
The time for giving is right around the corner, and so is the official ZogSports Fall 2013 End of Season Holiday Party and Toy Drive! Along with our usual social happy hour party and check presentation, we are supporting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by hosting a toy drive to help bring joy to their kids during this holiday season.
The Lost Dog Tavern will be hosting the party on December 14th, starting at 8:30pm. There will be drink specials including $1 drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, and $3 well drinks running until 10:30pm. You will also receive a free shot of Fireball if you bring a toy!
Fall season totals have not been officially tallied, but through this year’s winter, spring, and summer leagues we have donated a total of $[masked] to various charities! Let’s have one more charity push by bringing a toy for children and adolescents. As these toys will be used in a hospital setting, there are a few regulations on what can be used safely, and are listed below. Please read through these, as some of these are very important to ensuring a safe holiday! The most important of all however, is NO LATEX ITEMS such as balloons!
Not only will you be giving to a great charity, but ZogSports will be giving back to you all in our End of Year Raffle. We want to say THANK YOU for your continued support in making us who we are, and cannot wait to start another exciting year in 2014 with you all! As mentioned, as long as you bring a toy you will receive one free shot of fireball, and for EACH TOY DONATED you will receive an entry into the raffle! Let’s get your odds up and give these kids a great holiday! Raffle prizes include everything from free and half priced ZogSports registrations to gift cards and prizes from local stores!
Now as far as toys go, here are a list of suggestions and restrictions on items. We not only want to make these children happy, but to keep them safe as well!
• All toys and books must be brand new and unwrapped
• Rubber/Latex balloons are prohibited!
• Toys must be sturdy, please avoid toys that can break and leave sharp edges
• Toys must be non-toxic
• Fire regulations prohibit electrical, spark-producing, or friction producing toys
• Toys promoting violence are not appropriate
• Toys with numerous small parts that require close supervision are not appropriate
• Stuffed animals must still have tags attached
Adolescent suggestions: $5 gift cards (iTunes, Target, Wal-Mart), Large sized blankets, Card games (UNO, Scrabble Slam, Monopoly Deal), Jenga, Taboo, playing cards, model kits, craft kits (no sand), stationery, pen and pencil sets, plastic picture frames for decorating, wordsearch and crossword puzzle books, hair accessories, brushes and combs, PG-13 DVDs, handheld games, cosmetics (hand lotion, body sponges, soaps), journals, NERF footballs and other sport balls, nail polish, Wii games, clothing items.
Well that is pretty much everything you need to know, and we look forward to a great turnout for these kids! If you have any questions on specific items, feel free to email our lovely ZogSports brand ambassador and CHOA member Jaime Radecke at [masked].
Now let’s have a great night!