Rochester, N.Y. - The Roberts Wesleyan women's basketball team partnered with the Pirate Toy Fund this month, collecting nearly $900 worth of toys for the local charity.
Fans who donated a toy received free admission at games against Queens (Dec. 12) and Molloy (Dec. 13).
Several members of the team, as well as head coach Bob Segave helped collect toys at Marketplace Mall in Henrietta while appearing on News10 NBC. (Watch here)
"This is something that is close to our hearts," said Segave. "Collecting toys for the needy works within our mission of being a service-oriented school while trying to come alongside our community to help out."
The Pirate Toy Fund is the only non-profit organization of its kind in the nation, supplying toys year-round to over 70 agencies that provide aid and comfort to thousands of children in the Greater Rochester region. The organization was founded in 1995 by local children's entertainer Gary the Happy Pirate, which is headquartered in downtown Rochester.
Provided by the Roberts Wesleyan Sports Information Department.