Mariners brighten holidays for Seattle children

Annual Toys for Kids gift distribution at Ronald McDonald House & Yesler Community Center

WHAT:            Rick Rizzs and Santa Moose visit children at Seattle Ronald McDonald House ® and Yesler Terrace Community Center
 
WHEN/           Ronald McDonald House, Seattle
WHERE:        5130 40th Ave. NE
                       Thursday, December 10, 2015
                       2:30 p.m.
 
Yesler Terrace Community Center
                        917 E. Yesler Way
Saturday, December 12, 2015
10:30 a.m.
 
Rick Rizzs and Santa Moose will visit children at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House and Yesler Terrace Community Center as part of the annual Toys for Kids toy distribution tour. In addition to gifts, children will receive autographs and can pose for photos with Rick and Santa Moose.
 
Founded by Rizzs and former Mariners outfielder Dave Henderson, Toys For Kids is a non-profit organization that raises funds each year to purchase toys and gifts for children in the greater Seattle area that might not otherwise receive them. This year's fundraising dinner and auction brought in over $308,000 to benefit several hospitals and organizations that serve homeless and needy families.
 
Beneficiaries of Toys For Kids include Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle Ronald McDonald House, Harborview Medical Center, The Country Doctor, Seattle Children's Home, First Place, Union Gospel Mission Women and Children Shelter, Broadview Women's Shelter, Atlantic Street Center, First Avenue Service Center, Hopelink, Vision House and YWCA Seattle Emergency Housing.