Thank you to all of the participating gyms who donated a toy or money to
Toys for Tots during the 2018 COTC meet.
We collected 404 toys and raised $196. We want to give a special thanks to Stumpfs Gymnastics, Capital Gymnastics and Carroll Gymnastics, who were the top three donating gyms. The Maryland Gymnastics Parent Organization donated $1 to Toys for Tots for every 9 scored during the meet, totaling $3,962. Thank you for your continued support!!
Bring a new unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots
Docksiders Gymnastics and the Maryland Gymnastics Parent Organization (MGPO) will be collecting toys for the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots campaign at COTC.
How to participate? This year we have several ways to participate with three raffles, two gym competitions, & MPGO donating $1 for every score of 9.
When you donate a new unwrapped toy ($10 value), you will receive a raffle ticket for that night’s drawing for a chance to win a prize. Each night one item will be raffled. You do not need to be present to win.
The team with the most donated toys during the duration of the meet will win a COTC snow globe.
This year COTC is participating in online donation through the Toys for Tots website. We have created a team named Christmas on the Chesapeake gymnastics meet 2019. Join our team by creating a gym or individual fundraising page (annotate your gym in your page’s name so your gym gets credit) & raise funds. The gym with the most donations will win a COTC snow globe.
Score of 9 = $1
For each score of 9.0 or above, the MGPO will donate $1 towards Toys for Tots. Each gymnast will receive a candy cane & a bow to place on a Christmas tree at the center of the gym.
Photos over the years
Here are some FAQs & answers from the Toys for Tots website:Q: What ages are supported by Toys for Tots?
Most campaign sites are able to assist children up to age 12, but in many local communities, local support is such that the age limit may be extended to 14-16.
Q: Is there a list of toys available to guide me with my donation?
Toys for Tots does not publish a list of appropriate toys to donate. If such a list were created, most would follow it, resulting in a limited selection of items to distribute in each community. We would rather our donors consider what might be an appropriate gift for their own child/relative, purchase the item, and donate to Toys for Tots.
Q: Pre-teen/teens are groups for which shopping is especially difficult. Do you have any ideas?
The Foundation does purchase supplemental toys/gifts for our campaign sites and focuses on these age groups. In the past, items purchased for these groups have included, but are not limited to: sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
Q: Are there toys/gifts that are not accepted/distributed?
Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.