For the fourth straight year, the Jamestown Jammers will team up with the Jamestown Chapter of the Credit Union Association of New York for a canned food drive.
New this year, Harley-Davidson of Jamestown has joined the event to bring extra support to the community.
This drive will benefit the St. Susan Center in Jamestown and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Youth Organization in Dunkirk.
The food drive will take place at a Jammers New York-Penn League game on Thursday against the Connecticut Tigers at 7:05 p.m. Items will start being collected at the gates when they open at 6 p.m. A Harley-Davidson trailer will be on site at Diethrick Park to collect non-perishable food items.
All fans who donate will have a chance to win a wide array of prizes. The prizes include, amongst other items, $250 worth of Harley-Davidson items, autographed balls and team signed bats.
Last year, the Jammers and the local credit unions combined to collect 500 pounds of food to benefit the St. Susan Center, which provides hot, nutritious meals to those in need and the CYO which also helps feed the hungry through its food closet program. In the past three years, over 1,250 pounds of food have been donated.
This year, the participating Credit Unions from the Jamestown Chapter are; Affinity One FCU, Cattaraugus County EFCU, Greater Chautauqua FCU, Inner Lakes FCU, Jamestown Area Community FCU, Jamestown Post Office ECU, Southern Chautauqua FCU, and SUNY Fredonia FCU to collect food for both food banks.
Tickets are available for Thursday's game at all of the Credit Union locations listed above, plus at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown's store front. Fans need to bring their tickets to the park along with at least one non-perishable food item for admission to the game and a chance at the prizes being given out.