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Rick Rizzs goes toy shopping for kids in need

"Toys For Kids" shopping spree at Toys "R" Us Bellevue 6 AM, Wednesday, December 3rd

WHAT:           Annual Toys For Kids shopping spree

Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs will lead a team of volunteers to shop for toys and children's gifts for more 22 Seattle area agencies and organizations to help brighten the holidays for over 8,000 children in need. Former Mariners outfielder Jay Buhner is expected to participate.

WHAT:           Annual Toys For Kids shopping spree

Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs will lead a team of volunteers to shop for toys and children's gifts for more 22 Seattle area agencies and organizations to help brighten the holidays for over 8,000 children in need. Former Mariners outfielder Jay Buhner is expected to participate.

WHEN:          Wednesday, December 3, 2014
                        6:00 AM
                        (Before the store opens to the general public)

WHERE:       Toys R Us Bellevue
                        103 - 110th Ave NE
                        Bellevue, WA

Background:

Founded over 18 years ago by former Mariners outfielder Dave Henderson and Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs, Toys For Kids is a non-profit organization that raises funds to purchase toys and gifts for children in the greater Seattle area that might not otherwise receive them. With the help of the Seattle Mariners RBI Club which puts on a fundraising dinner, Toys For Kids raised over $245,000 for this year's toy drive.

Former Mariners players and their families, including Jay Buhner, and other volunteers join representatives from various organizations that distribute the toys during the holiday season. Those organizations include The Country Doctor community clinic, Atlantic Street Center, Ronald McDonald House Seattle, Hopelink, Seattle Children's Home, Harborview Medical Center, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Vision House, Broadview Women's Shelter, YWCA Seattle Emergency Housing, Union Gospel Mission Family Services, First Avenue Service Center, Family and Adult Service Center, First Place School.

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