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Marty's Toy Drive

November 17, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Portland Pirates News Release

Bradenton, Fla. - The Bradenton Marauders will host "Marty's Toy Drive" at Pirate City on Saturday, December 17. New, unwrapped toys will be collected and donated to The Salvation Army for distribution to children in need in Manatee County. The toy drive will run from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Those who donate can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. Each donor will receive a Pirates or Marauders promo item from the treasure chest and a free entry into an exclusive raffle for a Pirates Spring Training Prize Pack filled which includes four (4) tickets to a Spring Training game at McKechnie Field.

The Salvation Army's "Adopt a Family" program will help provide gifts for more than 1,500 needy children in Manatee County this holiday season. Gifts have been pledged for more than 900 children already this year. The toy drive will help The Salvation Army fill the wishes of children that are not adopted in the coming weeks.

The toy drive is named for the Marauders' lovable mascot Marty, who will be attending the event as Marty Claus. The Marauders will offer complimentary photos with Marty Claus to anyone attending the event. Photos will be emailed to attendees in the week following the event.

Pirate City is located at 1701 27th Street East in Bradenton. It is north of Mixon Fruit Farms and across the street from Wakeland Elementary School.

For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, please call 941-747-3031, visit, or email

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 2016 PLEASE JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF HOLIDAY CHEER & GIVING! Each new donated toy will be given to Salvation Army to help those children in need within Manatee County. For those who donate we will be providing a complimentary continental breakfast, choice of promo item from the treasure chest and a free entry into an exclusive raffle for a Spring Training Prize Pack filled with 4 tickets to 2017 Spring Training game! FROM 9AM-11AM AT PIRATE CITY For more information contact: Carley Paganelli (941) 747-3031 x4362 or BRADENTON MARAUDERS WE WILL BE COLLECTING NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS ON Location: 1701 27th St. E, Bradenton FL 34208 2nd Annual Marty's Toy Drive

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