Donations accepted through Dec. 16; Store open through Dec. 22

The Waddle In Shop, the official merchandise store of the three-time Atlantic League cham
pion Long Island Ducks is now open for the holiday season. The shop will remain open through Monday, December 22 with hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The holiday shopping kicked off on Saturday, Dec. 6 and featured visits from Bud Harrelson, Kevin Baez, Dan Lyons, QuackerJack and of course, Santa Claus! CLICK HERE to view a Facebook photo album from the fun-filled day.

Fans that visit may browse a wide range of official Ducks merchandise, including NEW winter apparel, NEW holiday ornaments, t-shirts, polos and novelty items. There is something for each and every Ducks fan in your life, so be sure to stop by and shop for the Ducks fan in your life this holiday season.

In conjunction with the opening, the Waddle In Shop at Bethpage Ballpark acted as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 16 during store hours as part of the Ducks annual Holiday Toy Drive. The toys were delivered on December 19 by Bud Harrelson, Dan Lyons, The "Wiseman", QuackerJack and members of the Ducks Street Team to the pediatric units of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, North Shore LIJ/Southside Hospital and Stony Brook University Medical Center for those spending the holidays in the hospital. A big Ducks "Thank You" to all fans who donated -- and be sure to visit to view a photo album from the day's activities!

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit