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March 18, 2016
ANNAPOLIS, MD. – A new tradition has begun in downtown Annapolis after the first annual Ham It Up on December 22, 2011. The Bayhawks, McGarvey’s, and Smartlink kicked off the holidays outside McGarvey’s and gave away holiday hams to the community. The event was a huge success and will certainly bring joy to holiday tables for families in need throughout the area.  

The Bayhawks, McGarvey’s, and Smartlink asked individuals to sponsor holiday hams for families and by the start of the event, the sponsorship had reached capacity. Vouchers for hams had been distributed throughout the week to local charities and senior centers. Attackman Drew Westervelt, defensemen Michael Evans and Tim Kaiser,goalie Kip Turner, and midfielders Kyle Dixon, Ben Hunt, Chris Hunt, Michael Kimmel, and Scott LaRue gave away nearly 100 hams to families who brought their vouchers to McGarvey’s.

“I thought the first annual Ham It Up was a great success,” Bayhawks’ owner Brendan Kelly proclaimed. “We look forward to making it bigger and even better next year. Thank you to all of our sponsors and everyone who came out to support us last night.”

The Bayhawks look forward to continuing their dedication to giving back to the community, especially during the holidays. To learn how you can help the team give back during this season, please check out www.thebayhawks.comfor all of their community initiatives.

Bayhawks 2012 season tickets and Hawks Holiday Packs can be purchased online at www.thebayhawks.comor over the phone by calling the box office 866-99-HAWKS (42957). Reserve your seat today and don’t miss out on seeing the Chesapeake Bayhawks battle at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this summer.