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Ballpark Warming Party at the Diamond collects record number of Coats for Kids

Ballpark Warming Party 2024
Posted at 7:14 AM, Nov 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-18 23:29:47-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A record 2,200 coats were donated at the annual Coats for Kids Ballpark Warming Party at the Diamond Saturday, according to officials with Puritan Cleaners.

Folks dropped off gently used or new coats and then enjoyed free hot dogs, a chili cook-off, bounce houses, monster trucks and first responder vehicles. There were also two helicopters, VCU Health's LifeEvac and a Virginia State Police chopper, at the event.

Donations can also be dropped off at any of Puritan Cleaners' 14 locations.

The coats are cleaned and repaired before delivering them to the Salvation Army to be distributed to area families this holiday season.

The Flying Squirrels and WTVR CBS 6 staffers were at the event.

Check out this awesome video from last year's event:

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