On Saturday night, the Stockton Heat partnered with the United Way of San Joaquin County to collect toys for children this holiday season, and Heat fans responded to donate 162 toys!
Ranging from skateboards, to Star Wars toys, dolls, Nerf guns and more, a number of the toys were taken to the Children’s Home of Stockton on Monday by Heat forwards Luke Gazdic and Austin Carroll.
However judging by the pictures, it wasn’t just the toys that were donated that was appreciated by the kids, but also the time as well, and for Gazdic, time spent behind a piano too!
In addition, we partnered with ABC10 to give fans an opportunity to participate in the Angel Tree, a national program from the Salvation Army that allows a family to purchase gifts for a child this holiday season. We’re happy to say that 33 tags were returned to Stockton Arena complete with a number of great gifts that will surely brighten the holiday season for kids in our community.
Thank you all for your contributions!