Angel Stadium food drive lets fans hit, pitch, catch on field

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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is hosting a holiday food drive that allows fans who donate to hit, pitch and catch right on the Angel Stadium field.

An annual holiday food drive hosted by the Angel Stadium groundskeepers allows fans who donate to hit, pitch and catch right on the field.

Now, an 11-year-old Angels fan can say he has played on the same field as his heroes. Maxamillion Molino loves the baseball team. He owns his own jersey, hat and even sunglasses to prove his adoration of the team.

Molino and hundreds of others came to Angel Stadium for the ultimate fan experience and to support a good cause.

Fans who donate some canned food or money can try their skills at batting practice, play in the outfield or even take a tour of the clubhouse.

"It makes us feel great at the holidays and we raise a lot of food. People coming here get to donate some food, but they get to have a lot of fun while doing it," said Barney Lopas, head groundskeeper at Angel Stadium.

All of the proceeds go toward helping Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County feed families this holiday season.

Last year, they collected 4 tons of food, and the organization hopes to do even better this year.

"People walk up and with every dollar they're spending, they're feeding somebody and it's awesome," Lopas said.

The food drive continues this weekend, Nov. 22 and 23, starting at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day at Angel Stadium in Anahiem.


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