Comcast-Spectacor to Support Need for New Toys for Those Less Fortunate This Holiday Season
/ Philadelphia Flyers
Three Comcast-Spectacor sports teams – the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers, and Phantoms, are asking their fans to bring a new, unopened toy with them to the Wachovia Center (Flyers and Sixers) or the Wachovia Spectrum (Phantoms) on Saturday, December 20, to help those less fortunate this holiday season. The Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the charitable arm of the three teams, is spearheading the initiative to assist the city in collecting toys this holiday season.
"In the spirit of the holidays we are asking our fans to help us help those less fortunate," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. "We're hoping to collect more than 15,000 toys which will truly help put smiles on the faces of thousands of young people throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region this holiday season."
With all three teams playing on Saturday, December 20, both the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum will serve as drop-off points for fans attending any of the three games. All three teams conducted toy drivers earlier this month, however due to a reminder that there is a shortage of toys this year, are collecting again on Saturday, December 20.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.