Tampa Bay Storm donates gifts for Toys for Tots

Dec 17, 2015

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm has a history of giving back to the community, and this past Tuesday was no different.  Members of the Storm front office, along with players, went to the local Super Walmart to pick up gifts for the Toys for Tots program.

“This is an important time of year,” said Storm head coach Lawrence Samuels.  “We’re not here just to give away toys.  We are here because we want to help and give back to the community in any way possible.”

The Storm staff, and players, hit the toy aisles looking for those gifts that will make a child smile this holiday season.  Each staff member used $75, funded by the Lightning Foundation, and their own personal money to use towards Christmas gifts for those who are less fortunate.

“I love doing this type of event,” said Storm kicker Craig Peterson.  “I enjoy being out there this time of year and donating to the Toys for Tots program is the perfect way of giving back the community.”

The team finished the day with a trip to the local Toys for Tots collection warehouse.

“This right here is what it’s all about,” said Storm offensive lineman Alfred McCullough.  “Now is the time when everyone should be in the spirit of giving.  We have to give back to the community and we urge everyone to do the same.”

The day was a success for all.