This Saturday, families can help the needy, meet Santa Claus and their favorite sports mascot, and participate in some holiday activities at Fifth Third Ballpark.
The Kane County Cougars will host a Christmas Meet and Greet event, featuring Santa Claus and Ozzie T. Cougar, from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15, inside the upper deck level at the stadium, One Cougar Trail, Geneva.
Children can meet Santa and Ozzie, pose for photos, as well as take part in numerous holiday activities inside the upper deck level. Those activities include a coloring station, ornament decorating station and a cookie decorating station.
The event is free, although there is a nominal cost for participating in the ornament and cookie decorating activities. A portion of proceeds will benefit Ozzie's Outreach, the Cougars' charitable foundation.
Fans are also asked to bring a gently used coat or sweatshirt. All collected items will be donated to area residents who are in need of warm clothing this winter.
Fans who donate an item will receive four undated ticket vouchers, valid for a 2013 regular season Cougars game.
For details, see kccougars.com.