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Annual Toys for Tots Drive to Begin November 1

October 31, 2017 - Carolina League (CarL) - Frederick Keys News Release

FREDERICK, MD-With the holiday season approaching quickly, the Frederick Keys are excited to continue their partnership with Toys for Tots. This program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, collects new, unwrapped toys in November and December. These gifts are then distributed to less fortunate children on Christmas Day.

The sixth straight year the Keys and Toys for Tots have worked together, Nymeo Field collections begin on Wednesday, November 1 and conclude on Thursday, December 14. Those interested in making a donation can drop off toys during normal business hours (9-5 p.m) Monday through Friday. All donations will be taken in the main office. Anyone who contributes a new, unwrapped toy receives a Keys hat and two tickets to a 2018 home game.

"We are excited to do our part in making the holidays a great time for everyone," said Keys Marketing Manager, Erin Lawson. "The outpouring of support from Keys fans in recent years has been truly touching and we look forward to another great turnout in 2017."

Nymeo Field has routinely been one of Frederick County's top collection destinations. In 2016, 49,238 toys were distributed to 4,432 children in Frederick County. Additionally, more than $28,800 was collected for Toys for Tots. A program that began in 1947, today there are over 150 Marine reserve sites across the country as well as countless local sites across the country.

Planning for the Frederick Keys 30th anniversary season is already underway, while season ticket plans are currently on sale. Anyone who purchases a plan will have their choice of a Trey Mancini or Austin Hays bobblehead.

For a complete look at this year's home schedule fans can click here. A full promotional schedule will be announced at a later date. To follow the Keys all offseason, fans can visit frederickkeys.com.

The Frederick Keys are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and play their home games at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. In 2017, the Keys received the Esurance Home Field Advantage Award for Carolina League for the second straight season, after leading the circuit in highest percentage of attendance based on ballpark capacity. The club will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2018. For more information about the Frederick Keys please contact Geoff Arnold by phone at (301)-815-9915 or by emailing at GArnold@FrederickKeys.com.

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