TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) — Bowsher High School was packed on Sunday evening, as basketball fans got to take in a game on the hardwood, and help out local charities.
Along with a raffle and several other fundraisers going on throughout the night, a five dollar donation or by bringing a toy, you gained admission into Dunkin 4 Donations.
"The last couple years, the games have been really competitive. That's what I enjoy about it this year. I wanted to see the game as much as I wanted to see everybody else come," said Hand Over Hearts' Rocky Duh.
The night featured a kids', women's and men's game.
Soul City Boxing Gym has been a part of the event for multiple years now, as well.
They even had boxers play in the games Sunday night.
"It's great because it's showing the kids to do something positive to get people to bring toys and gifts in to other kids," said Soul City Founder, Roshawn Jones.
The event is hosted by Hands over Hearts, a Toledo-based charity.
Local artists, local entertainers, and local athletes, it truly is a benefit event for Toledoans, by Toledoans.
"We just all are giving back to the kids in the community. This is the eighth year that we've done it, and we're just trying to keep it going around to each high school in the city," declared Duh.
Organizers of the event take the toys to shelters and other places in need in the Toledo area.