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Kids Kampus recipient of major toy donation

Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018

The children of Pathfinder Kids Kampus were recipients of a generous toy donation courtesy of JAKKS Pacific Toy Company and Pacers Sports Entertainment this holiday season. The donation was part of the annual Pacers and NBA Season of Giving initiative.

In the Fort Wayne area, the toy distribution was in partnership with the Mad Ants, the Pacers’ NBA G-League affiliate. The Mad Ants have partnered with Lutheran Health, Associated Churches, Crossbridge Community Church, Euell A. Wilson Center, First National Baptist Church, Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Victim Assistance and Wayne Township to aid in distributing more than 5,000 toys to local youth this holiday season.

“For almost a decade now the children of Indiana have been the recipients of Stephen’s continued generosity,” said Pacers Sports & Entertainment president and COO Rick Fuson. “It’s hard to imagine how many children, families and youth-serving organizations have had their holidays brightened because of this man.”

JAKKS Pacific is based in California and has been designing, developing, producing and marketing toys and consumer products for children around the world since 1995. JAKKS Cares is the philanthropic arm of JAKKS Pacific and since its inception has donated more than $60 million in toys and monetary endowments to millions of underprivileged children around the world.

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for selecting the children of Pathfinder Kids Kampus to receive these gifts this holiday season,” stated Christina West, Pathfinder Services volunteer and donor relations coordinator. “Thanks to the generosity of JAKKS Pacific and Pacers Sports & Entertainment, each of the children who attend Pathfinder Kids Kampus received a brand-new toy.”

Shown in the photo from left to right are Layla Pullum; Elizabeth Hire, administrator, Pathfinder Kids Kampus; Christina West, Pathfinder Services volunteer and donor relations coordinator and Allison Link, account executive, Fort Wayne Ants.