This holiday season, the Under-14 ‘AA’ Vaughan Panthers organized a team toy drive, supporting a number of causes.
The players first purchased and wrapped toys that a younger version of themselves would have like to receive either for Hanukkah or Christmas. The team then opened and exchanged gifts through a game of White Elephant at their annual holiday part. Following the exchange, the team sorted the toys by donation.
Caleb Miller, Michael Alaimo, Julian Burdi, and Owen Willett chose to deliver toys to Trish Geerlinks of Osler Health Systems at Etobicoke General Hospital in support of younger children in care over the holidays.
Luca Testani, Andre Soares, Hyunou Kim, Aiden Palmer, Michael Deighan, and Domenic La Gamba chose to deliver toys to the York Regional Police’s District #4 Station. These toys were collected by the Holiday Heroes program, supporting the Salvation Army and children in Victim Services during the holidays.
The Panthers hope their toy donations will bring a bit of joy to younger children this holiday season.