Please consider supporting two restaurant chains that have donated to MTF for over a decade impacted by Covid-19. Lettuce and Rosebud
Twilight Zone Impacts our 30th Outing
We are so disappointed to tell you that after many debates the 30th anniversary of the Toy Foundation golf outing/reception and dinner in Oakbrook has been cancelled. The recent restrictions by the state for group sizes was the final straw.
We have confirmed next years date to be July 19, 2021.
I took a small survey of our guests who attended most of our past events...and basically everyone said they would come but were apprehensive. This damn virus has taken our breath away. The main factor is we don’t want our event to either be a carrier of Covid 19 and impact our family or friends. The event is supposed to be joyous occasion not one that would make anyone uncomfortable. Wearing masks at a joyous occasion seems the exact opposite of what we are trying to do - connecting old friends.
Obviously the economy is in tailspin - folks may have limited time, resources to attend and/or donate as in the past. To be frank, I really don’t want to reach out for donations or auction items when the businesses and restaurants that have helped in the past are not back on their feet. As you can imagine all our prized sports and concert tickets are currently not on the market.
We are working on a plan B in 2020 using technology and we of course will advise if we come up with something to keep us engaged.
I want to thank you for your many years of support and especially Molex for their commitment as our main contributor to help individuals and organizations that just need a break.
So again I must say we are very disappointed to not see everyone as in the past but Please stay safe and in touch.
-Michaelle, Zack and Al
Toys for Teens
Our final grouping of toys and games for older kids from the MTF event in Scottsdale, were delivered to AZCEND who is an outstanding nonprofit in Mesa that helps the community with food and a variety of services.
The Maag Toy Foundation Uses Donations For Safety
Based on a need, the Toy Foundation bought 11 thermometers for 11 Boys and Girls Clubs in the Arizona Valley so they would have better control of the kids health at the facilities.
Ability 360 First 16-Inch Softball Team From Arizona
Ability 360 Sports and the Maag Toy Foundation team of Colltey Sheldon and Al who both love softball worked with Tayler Tadrick at the first and last practice to create the first ever wheelchair 16-Inch Softball team which was sponsored by Arizona Diamondbacks. They competed in their first nationals and won one game. (Pictured above)
Throw it Back
13 years ago the Crush team won our 1st 16 Inch softball MTF Tournament in Tempe. Mick Balestri started a wonderful trend. Softball -Chicago food - friendship.
Thank you to Vienna for supplying beef and hot dogs again for lunch at the MTF Scottsdale event. If staying home order their food to arrive to your door. Find one near you for carryout or delivery today: http://bit.ly/2KUTgUr.