December 21, 2012 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Chesapeake Bayhawks
ANNAPOLIS, MD. - A tradition that started last year continued this year in downtown Annapolis at the second annual Ham It Up on December 20th. The Bayhawks, McGarvey's, and Smartlink kicked off the holidays outside McGarvey's and gave away holiday hams to the community. Many in the area came out in the cold to take part in the festivities and celebrate the 2012 MLL championship.
The Bayhawks, McGarvey's, and Smartlink asked individuals to sponsor holiday hams for families for a few weeks leading up to and during the event itself. Vouchers for hams had distributed throughout the week to local charities, boys and girls clubs, and senior centers. Head coach Dave Cottle, attackmen Ben Rubeor and Drew Westervelt, defenseman Michael Evans, midfielders Dan Burns, Kyle Dixon, Michael Kimmel and Josh Sims, goalies Bruce Bickford, TC DiBartolo, and Kip Turner, and face-off specialist JP Dalton gave away nearly 200 hams to families who brought their vouchers to McGarvey's. The group also raffled off prizes consisting of gift cards and Bayhawks gear and gave autographs to fans.
"The second annual Ham It Up was such a great success," Bayhawks' owner Brendan Kelly proclaimed. "We wanted to make it even better this year and I think we accomplished that with the addition of Santa, Hawk-Eye, and doubling the number of hams we were able to give away. We couldn't have been so successful without our sponsors and season ticket holders who came to support us and those who donated to sponsor a ham. We thank you all very much."
The Bayhawks look forward to continuing their dedication to giving back to the community, especially during the holidays. To learn how you can help the team give back during this season, please check out www.thebayhawks.com for all of their community initiatives. Bayhawks 2013 season tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling the box office 866-99-HAWKS (42957). For a limited time, you can get a Lax World gift card with the purchase of 2 or more new season tickets. (Renewals are not eligible. Offer expires 12/21/12.) Reserve your seat today and see the Chesapeake Bayhawks battle to defend their MLL title at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this summer.