WHAT: Rockies All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and his family are hosting a Precious Cargo Toy Drive for kids both at Coors Field and weather permitting, at the new Rockies Dugout Store in Colorado Springs.
“The holiday season is a great time to remember that giving is just as important as receiving,” Carlos Gonzalez said. “My family and I hope that with our toy drive everyone will walk away filled with the holiday spirit.”
Toys for Autographs- For an autograph from Carlos Gonzalez, fans must bring a gift that is unwrapped, new, and for ages newborn to 14 years-old. There will be a limit of one autograph per person, regardless of number of toys donated and Carlos can only guarantee autographs for the first 300 fans. In addition to toys, cash donations of $25 will also be accepted (no checks or credit cards). The Coors Field event will run two hours in length.
The Colorado Springs event, weather permitting, will run for one hour and the first 150 fans bringing toys are guaranteed an autograph. If Carlos is unable to appear at the event, the first 150 fans will receive a pre-signed autographed Carlos Gonzalez photo.
WHO: CARLOS GONALEZ, Rockies two-time National League All-Star outfielder, National League Batting Champion and three-time Gold Glove recipient.
WHEN: Saturday, December 14 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Coors Field
Weather Permitting --- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Colorado Springs Dugout Store
WHERE: -Coors Field Diamond Dry Store (Media can enter through Blake Street Entrance)
-Rockies Colorado Springs Dugout Store 5230 North Nevada Avenue, inside University Village Center
WHY: Carlos and his family want everyone to celebrate the holiday season. All toys collected will be donated to several Colorado organizations serving children in need: Samaritan House, Tennyson Center, Vino y Chocolate Toy Drive, GIVE Denver-Adopt a Family and LoDo Cares Holiday Project.