By SHANEE WARDEN
San Diego City College baseball team will be selling Christmas trees from now until Nov. 27 in order to raise money for equipment and help fund team activities.
The Christmas tree fundraiser is just one of many fundraisers the team participates in throughout the year.
“I want these guys to have an experience they can remember here for life,” said Chris Brown, City College baseball coach.
“Last year we sold 200 trees and this year I have ordered 300,” said Brown. “We want to sell 300 trees.”
Each baseball player has a personal goal of five trees each and so far, they’ll already sold about 20 (total). According to Brown, orders will pick up now that Halloween is over and the Christmas season is closer.
The trees are all professionally groomed at a Christmas tree farm in Washington, where Coach Brown flies to pick them up and drives the holidays back to San Diego.
Tree buyers will be able to pick out the tree they want on a first-come first-serve basis and have a choice between the Douglas firs $35 (4-10 feet) or Noble fir trees are $75 (6-8 feet).
All trees must be pre-ordered and the baseball team will also delivers trees to households upon request.
To order a Christmas tree contact Chris Brown at (619) 388-3705 or via e-mail at [email protected]