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Press Release


Published on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 (2:01 p.m.)

The Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) is hosting its annual holiday toy drive benefiting local children of The Shade Tree and Communities in Schools. Two-time World Series Champion Shane Victorino will be in attendance at GameWorks, located at Town Square (next to Guitar Center) 6587 S Las Vegas Blvd, for the event on Sunday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SVF was founded by two-time All Star and four-time Gold Glove award winner Victorino and his wife, Melissa, and is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth. The foundation engages in projects which provide children with educational, recreational, and wellness programs.

Supporters are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys and gift cards for youth ages 0-17. Those who donate can enter to win autographed memorabilia and other prizes. In addition, GameWorks is offering a toy drive special of a pizza, two soft drinks, and two 30-minute game cards for only $20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“As parents, children’s causes are very close to our hearts.” expressed Shane Victorino. “We recognize the need that exists within our community, especially during the holidays, and feel grateful to be able to give back.”

Since 2008, nearly 6,500 toys have been collected and distributed to local children in need through this event.

Shane and Melissa Victorino founded the Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) in 2010. The nonprofit is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth by engaging in projects which provide educational, recreational, and wellness programs. SVF has worked to positively affect the lives of children in need in Philadelphia, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, where the Victorino family reside. In Las Vegas, SVF has supported organizations including The Shade Tree, Communities in Schools, Discovery Children’s Museum, Catholic Charities of S. Nevada, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Opportunity Village, HELP of S. Nevada and others. For more information, visit, or on Twitter (@SVictorinoFdtn), Facebook (/ShaneVictorinoFoundation) and Instagram (@ShaneVictorinoFdn).

Two-time MLB All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner, Shane Victorino has spent almost a decade in the major leagues, most notably with the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox, winning World Series Championships with both teams. Shane has also been honored off the field for his philanthropic work, including the Branch Rickey Award, Humanitarian of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association, Tug McGraw “Good Guy Award;” and selection as The Phillies’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. A native of Hawaii, Shane and his wife, Melissa, reside in Las Vegas with their three children.

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