The 13th edition of CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta continued their now traditional Toys for Tots Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner to raise funds to purchase toys for less advantaged children throughout Puerto Vallarta.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Vista Vallarta Golf Course joined efforts to make the dream of many children come true. Over the years, Toys for Tots has collected more than 100,000 toys and has installed playgrounds in disadvantaged communities around Puerto Vallarta.
The Charity Golf Scramble took place at the Vista Vallarta Golf Course on Saturday, December 11. The Gala Dinner followed on December 11 at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa at 6:30 pm.
All funds raised are being used to buy toys for these children, who normally do not receive any toys for the holidays. The goal was to spread more than 10,000 smiles next January on the Three Kings Day traditional Mexican festivity.
Celebrated annually in January, Three Kings Day is a celebration that commemorates the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child. According to the story, the Three Kings – Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar – presented the Baby Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Traditionally in Mexico, Three Kings Day is gift-giving time, rather than Christmas day.
Because both events were 100% donated by sponsors Vista Vallarta Golf Club and CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, more than 375,000 pesos were raised this year and all of the funds collected are destined to the purchase of toys.
Over the last twelve years, Toys For Tots Vallarta has distributed more than 100,000 toys and installed playgrounds in areas of need. Thanks to the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort, the Puerto Vallarta Navy League and sponsors like ATM Rivercity who, for the second year in a row, donated 50,000 pesos to this cause, Toys For Tots Vallarta will once again make the dreams of many local children come true.
More than 7,000 toys will arrive at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort in early January, where they will be sorted and stored for distribution to the most needy communities from Cabo Corrientes to Riviera Nayarit. Distribution of the toys will take place on the first school day following Three Kings Day.
We thank the sponsors including the Marriott CasaMagna Resort and Spa, the Vista Vallarta Golf Club, Navy League, Liverpool, Rivercity ATM, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company in California and many, many more for bringing smiles to the faces of our local children.
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