Total Amount Raised: $8,610.18
Everybody's a winner when our readers get to bid on top-of-the-line wake gear, donating companies get lots of love and adoration for helping out a great cause and thousands of kids get their holidays brightened with gifts that they otherwise would not have received!
2015 Marks the 11th year of our Toys For Tots Holiday Fundraiser and we're proud to have raised over $79,000 toward the cause over that span! Our amazing results are thanks to some very generous sponsors and a lot of bidders (our readers) that have grabbed some outstanding deals on wakeboarding equipment while helping a good cause. Your efforts have made a lot of underprivileged children's holidays a lot more enjoyable.
This year's auctions got started on December 1 and ran for 7 days. As you can see from the sponsor list below, we had amazing representation from all across the industry. Click here to see a list of all the cool gear that was donated and auctioned off. Thanks to everybody that donated items and everybody that bid on those items. All profits go towards the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots program.
Click here to view the donated items that were auctioned off
The fun part comes when we take the money raised and see how much we can spend with one trip to the toy store. For 2015 we filled seven shopping carts and hauled those toys with a limousine and a minivan to continue this great WakeWorld family tradition. Then we headed to our local Marine Corps toy drive at the airport in Ramona, California to drop off the toys and present the Marine Corps with a check for the balance.
Toys For Tots collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.