Wilmington Sharks host sports gear drive for a cause


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Sharks worked together during the off season collecting new and slightly used sports equipment to give back and show their support to the community during their Santa Jaws event.

The event was held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium.

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The Sharks collected basketballs, baseballs, bats and much more to distribute to local charities who are in need of new gear.

During the collection Santa Clause made a special appearance to help decorate a Christmas tree and collect donations.

This was the first time the Sharks have done this event, but they hope to do it again next year.

Some of the organizations that will benefit from this event are Miracle League of Wilmington and Brigade Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington.