Kettles, Canned Goods, and Crackerjacks

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Forest City Owls Offer Discount Game Tickets for Canned Goods on July 13

canned good driveBOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Forest City Owls Baseball Club are teaming up with the Salvation Army and 88.3 WGWG to sponsor a canned food drive to benefit the Salvation Army Food Pantry.  On Wednesday, July 13, fans can trade canned foods and non-perishable food items for discounted tickets to see the Owls take on the Gastonia Grizzlies at Forest City’s McNair Field at 7:30 p.m.

The Salvation Army will station volunteers to collect food items at both stadium entrances, and the famous red kettles and bell-ringers will also be on hand.  Guests interested in volunteering with the Salvation Army will have the chance to sign up for service opportunities in the coming year.

“The Owls are a community team.  We owe so much to the community for coming out and watching us play, and this is just one way that we can give back.  We’re excited to partner with a great organization like the Salvation Army, and working with WGWG, with their track record in the community, is a thrill,” said Owls General Manager and Gardner-Webb alum Jeremy Boler.

88.3 WGWG, “The Range,” will broadcast live from the stadium during the evening, and will offer a variety of giveaway items. “WGWG is proud to partner with the Owls and with the Salvation Army for such a worthwhile cause,” said WGWG Operations Manager Jeff Powell.  “At WGWG, we are always interested in working with the community to meet local needs, and the chance to fight hunger while enjoying good baseball and good music will make for a great evening.”

The food drive is just one of the “Faith Night” activities the Owls have planned for July 13.  For more information about the Owls, or for ticket information and directions to McNair Field, visit

A broadcast service of Gardner-Webb University since 1974, 88.3 WGWG, “The Range,” is a 50,000-watt non-profit/non-commercial station that reaches listeners across 16 counties in both Carolinas. “The Range” offers a deep and diverse blend of sounds and artists, mixing chart-topping hits across the decades with deep album cuts never released as singles.  WGWG also offers nationally syndicated programs, local news and events, coverage of Gardner-Webb athletics and high school football, on-air giveaways and more.  For more information, or to listen live online, visit

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University was founded in 1905 and is home to over 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries.  Gardner-Webb seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.