On Saturday, August 6th, the Tampa Yankees will be hosting their annual Back-to-School Party at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. The Tampa Yankees, a AA minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees, have hosted the event for several years which benefits local children and community projects such as the Tampa Kids Market. The party starts at 4:30 p.m. and will end with a spectacular fireworks display after the game.
Springleaf* will be a co-sponsor of the party’s Backpack Giveaway this year which will feature a Tampa Yankees backpack for the first 1,000 kids in attendance ages 14 and under. In addition to other free Yankees merchandise such as binders and calendars, the event will offer face painting, bounce houses and live music. Children will also be able to run the bases before the game and Yankees players will be signing autographs on the concourse from 5:10-5:30 p.m.
As for action on the field, players and coaches will be wearing special jerseys that will be sold in a silent auction during the game by the Tampa Yankees Booster Club. All proceeds and a portion of the ticket sales from the game will go to Pediatric Cancer Research through the American Cancer Society.
For more information, please go to the Tampa Yankees promotions page.
* Please note that Springleaf has changed its name to OneMain.