Coats For Kids Ballpark Warming Party Gets Messy On Saturday at the Diamond

Coats For Kids Ballpark Warming Party Gets Messy On Saturday at the Diamond

Baseball season is over but there is still fun to be had at the Diamond. Coats will be collected, while everyone enjoys live music, chili, prizes, and eventually a sliming of Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell.

The weather is starting to turn and many in our community need a little help staying warm. The Flying Squirrels and Puritan Cleaners have come up with a great way to help out. Bring a coat to donate this Saturday and stay for the party.

As an added bonus there will be a “sliming”.

Read the full details below:

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with Puritan Cleaners will host the annual Coats For Kids Ballpark Warming Party on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Diamond. Fans are encouraged to bring in and donate gently used coats for children in need this winter. Coats collected at the event are spiffed up by Puritan Cleaners and given to the Salvation Army. This free event is open to all ages and features live music, chili and prizes for those who donate coats. This year’s event will also feature the “sliming” of Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell to commemorate his participation in the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink Campaign.” Parney has raised over $4,200 for the cause and will celebrate the achievement by being doused with a bucket of “pink slime.”

“Since our first year in 2010, we have done many crazy, but funn things that simultaneously better our community in some way.  Getting ‘pink slimed’ on Saturday for Real Men Wear Pink and the American Cancer Society will be at the top of that list,” said Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell.  “I always try to make my mom proud, and in this case, since she is a cancer survivor, I think I will finally hit the jackpot after 51 years of trying.”

Parney is currently in the running for first place on the Real Men Wear Pink leaderboard. Fans can donate to Parney’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign by going to the website here. Donations to the campaign will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 8th.



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