New partnership hopes to help area children during Christmas in July Toy Drive event at 30th Street amusement park.
OCEAN CITY, JUNE 12, 2017 — Join Jolly Roger Amusement Parks® in celebrating our new partnership with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots at our inaugural Christmas in July Toy Drive on July 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in a donation station at the front of the park to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. When you drop off a toy, you’ll receive a voucher for 20% off your ticket purchase (good for that day only at any of our 30th Street amusement parks!) and a free gift. Nothing says “holiday cheer” like family fun and giving back. That’s what Christmas is all about!
The event will kick off at 9:45 a.m. when Pocomoke High School’s ROTC organization will be hosting a flag raising ceremony at the front of the park. Starting promptly at 10 a.m. join us as we raise the American flag, the Marines flag, and the Toys for Tots flag. Frank Del Piano, Commandant of the First State Detachment Marine Corps League, will play the snare drum during the ceremony and we will play the National Anthem to start the festivities. Then, Ocean City Jeep Club will arrive with a toy drive convoy to the amusement park on 30th Street that morning to deliver their donations.
The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots has expressed a need for more interactive and educational toys, but all donations are welcome. Cash donations will also be accepted if visitors don’t have an opportunity to head to the store before heading to the park that morning.
Mayor of the Town of Ocean City, Rick Meehan, had this to say about the event, “The Town of Ocean City is delighted to hear about the Christmas in July event at Jolly Roger Amusement Park. Jolly Roger has always been a generous and giving partner in the Ocean City business community. Their partnership with Toys for Tots on July 25th, to benefit those less fortunate during the holidays, is another example of just how generous the business community is here in Ocean City. I personally look forward to coming to Jolly Roger on July 25th and I hope those living and vacationing in Ocean City will join me.”
The 1st State Detachment Marine Corps League asks that you join us in supporting the Toys for Tots program; the campaign that collects toys and cash donations for needy children throughout America. Since 1947, Marines have fulfilled the dreams of millions of less fortunate children each Christmas. They do this by providing Christmas toys. A shiny new toy sends a message to a needy child that someone cares; that he or she hasn’t been forgotten; that the magic of Christmas hasn’t passed him or her by.
Last year’s local campaign distributed 7,241 toys to 4,074 children! You can help the Marines get a head start on this year’s campaign by participating in this new and unique Jolly Roger Christmas in July program. Just look for the Toys for Tots banner at the entrance to drop off your donations and receive your discount tickets. Remember: “Every Child Deserves a Little Christmas.”
About Jolly Roger Amusement Parks
Jolly Roger Amusement Parks is home to four amusement parks in Ocean City, MD: Speedworld®, Splash Mountain, Jolly Roger at the Pier, and Jolly Roger at 30th Street. Jolly Roger at 30th Street also includes two mini golf courses: Jungle Golf and Treasure Golf. Jolly Roger Amusement Park has been an Ocean City staple since its inception in 1964. The park started over fifty years ago with only ten rides. Today, Jolly Roger Amusement Park is comprised of 35 acres of family fun.