Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will hold its 10th annual Toys for Tots collection drive this Saturday, Dec. 21. The event was previously scheduled for this past Saturday, but was postponed when live racing was canceled due to the winter storm in the area.
All are welcome to bring in new, unwrapped toys throughout the day and spread some magic and cheer this holiday season to a child in need. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will be donating all collected toys to the local Marine Corps Toys for Tots.
Since its approval to be an official activity of the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995, the mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year. The program then distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
In addition to spreading the holiday cheer, fans can also receive some holiday swag. The long-sleeve T-Shirt giveaway previously scheduled for last Saturday will also be held this Saturday. Fans will receive one giveaway free while supplies last beginning at 5 p.m. inside the main grandstand entrance.
But that's not all. Patrons can also enter the $2,500 Holiday gift card sweepstakes. An entry form can be found in Saturday's live racing program and winners will be announced between races three and nine to win a gift card from one of their favorite department stores.
Live racing resumes at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment this Friday, Dec. 20, and continues Saturday night. First race post time is 7:15 p.m. (Meadowlands)