Christmas in July event set next weekend
LANCASTER — Christmas in July is almost here.
Grace Resources’ annual mid-summer Christmas in July fundraiser is July 14 at JetHawks Stadium when the JetHawks play against the San Jose Giants.
The game will start at 5:05 p.m.
Tickets for the game cost $6 each if purchased at Grace Resource Center, 45134 Sierra Highway.
Santa Claus and his helper will be there on his way back from the Bahamas on their way to the North Pole.
Christmas music will be played throughout the night. Every child under 12 years old will get a free toy with purchase of a game ticket, and a bicycle will be given away after every inning.
“The purpose of this event is threefold: It is a fundraiser to help feed thousands of people throughout the summer,” Grace Resource Center Executive Director Steve Baker said.
“We also plan to have a lot of fun while reminding the Valley that Grace Resource Center helps tens of thousands of people throughout the year, not just during the traditional holidays.”
SoCal Gas Company is the major sponsor to help underwrite the cost of the event and provide life-saving information on SoCal Gas programs. Other sponsors include All Valley RV Center and Advance Counseling Center of Antelope Valley.
All funds raised will help feed 10,000 people each month and provide an array of homeless prevention services.
More sponsors are welcome to help support the efforts of Grace Resource Center to feed the hungry of the Antelope Valley, Baker said.
Sponsorships range from $100 to $1,000.
Anyone who buys a sponsorship of $1,000 or more will receive 20 tickets. Tickets can also be donated back to Grace Resource Center for client families to attend the game.
The general public is welcome to participate, and enjoy the children, baseball, Santa, toys and Christmas music.
For many, it is their first ever experience with professional baseball, not to mention the visit by Santa. All donations are tax deductible.
For sponsorship or ticket information, contact the Grace Resource Center at 661-940-5272. For details, visit www.GraceResources.org, or https:// www.facebook.com/graceresourcesav/.