Dellums, Warriors to hold toy drive at game

Oakland children in need could get some wonderful gifts this year thanks to Mayor Ron Dellums and the Golden State Warriors, who are teaming up to collect toys at Friday night’s game.

The Mayor’s Holiday Toy Drive will kick-off at the tip-off of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Oracle Arena.

“We are thankful to be in a position to work in conjunction with the mayor’s office to help facilitate this toy drive,” said WarriorsPresident Robert Rowell in a prepared statement. “This holiday season should elicit special memories for everyone — especially our kids — and the Warriors are committed to ensure that a larger number of youngsters have smiles on their faces at this time of the year.”

Toys and donations will be collected through halftime at the east entrance on the main concourse, the plaza level club entranceand the north entrance on the main concourse.

The toys will be collected and distributed to families, especially low-income households and victims of abuse or neglect, according to Dellums’ office. Organizers are looking for toys appropriate for children ranging from infants through 18 years of age.

Check donations can be made out to “The Mayor’s Toy Drive.” All financial contributions are tax deductible.

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