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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-785

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 8, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Toys For Tots Rally

    HCSO is partnering with Dimmitt Automotive Group on December 10 to deliver toys and smiles for children this holiday season.
    • Sunday
    • December 10, 2017
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dimmitt Automotive Group
    • 3255 Gandy Boulevard
    • Pinellas Park, FL


    Santa’s sleigh looks like it is getting a high-end upgrade and his reindeer will look and sound a lot like like Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office motorcycles! HCSO is partnering with the Dimmitt Automotive Group on December 10th for their annual Toy for Tots Rally across the bay to deliver toys and smiles for children this holiday season.

    Whether its a $200,000 McLaren or a quarter-million dollar Bentley participating in the rally, on December 10th, the only value of importance will be what's inside – toys to donate for children in need. The Sheriff’s office will escort over 100 high-end vehicles and the toys they are carrying from the Dimmitt dealership to a location near Ybor City. Last year, over 25 vehicles participated and over 5,000 toys were donated. This year, those numbers are expected to be surpassed.

    We are passionate about this. We have been doing it for 15 years and it is so rewarding,” said Dimmitt Automotive Group Marketing Director Tracey Ringstaff. “What a WOW! The outcome is happiness and helping children and that is amazing.”

    You do not have to be a Dimmitt customer to participate and all makes and models are encouraged to attend with a donation in hand. Donations should be new and unwrapped toys for children of all ages through 13-years-old. Since 1947, The United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program mission is to collect toys for children and distribute them throughout the country to children who are less fortunate.

    This is a truly a combined effort between the Marine Corps Reserves and a corporate partner that really cares about making sure everyone is remembered this Holiday Season,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Supporting this effort is a small token of our appreciation for them and even more importantly for their efforts in helping our most special resource – our children.”


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