On Tuesday, Dec 15, the Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice had the honor of hosting a special Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots toy drive event in Oakland. The toy drive was a big hit as Sharks Ice staff was joined by current Sharks player Torrey Mitchell
who visited with fans and signed autographs. Sharks Ice offered free skate admission and a chance to meet Torrey Mitchell
to all those who donated a brand new toy.
The Oakland Mayor’s Community Toy Drive in conjunction with the Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots program has been serving Oakland’s low-income residents for over fifteen years, bringing joy to children on Christmas morning through the generous donations of toys and financial donations. Last year, the Toy Drive provided toys for over 9,000 Oakland children, almost 3,000 more than the prior year. The San Jose Sharks in partnership with Sharks Ice Oakland is privileged to do its part in supporting such a genuine cause.