Wilson, N.C. - The Wilson Tobs have announced the kickoff of their Inaugural "Deck the Halls with Bats and Ball" program. This program will collect new and used baseball equipment and donate it to the local Wilson Police Athletic League at Christmas time. The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a partnership between the youth, police, and the community that builds positive relationships through recreational, athletic, and educational programs designed to encourage good citizenship. "We are always looking for opportunities to improve with our youth and believe that we can make positive impacts on our youth BEFORE they get into trouble. We want our kids to become capable of implementing appropriate solutions to problems they may face. A permanent solution to a short-term problem can have a profound impact in the life of a youth and would be pleased to have an opportunity to discuss the Wilson Police Department PAL programs at any time in the future" stated Thomas Hopkins, Wilson County Chief of Police.
The collection drive will kick off on Tuesday October 1st and will last until December 19th. Anyone that donates between this time period will be entered in a drawing to receive Tobs Prizes for the 2020 Season. "We are estatic to start collecting items and cannot wait to donate them to kids that want to play sports but may not have the equipment necessary to get into the game" stated Donta Lewis, Director of Operations & Sales of the Wilson Tobs. Anyone looking to donate items for this cause can do so by dropping off the items at the Wilson Tobs Office (Historic Fleming Stadium – 300 Stadium St. SW, Wilson, NC 27893) Monday-Friday Between 9:30a.m.-4:00p.m. This program requests the following items: bats, gloves, baseballs, softballs, helmets, hats, catcher's equipment, etc. The Wilson Tobs are excited to start this equipment drive and look forward to the help it will provide those throughout the Wilson community. We are proud to be part of this community and look forward too many successful years of this program going forward. Tobs Roll!
For more information about both these organizations please visit the links below:
Wilson Tobs Baseball Information - www.wilsontobs.com
Police Athletic League Information - https://wilsonpdpal.org/