Now that the Holiday Season is officially upon us, Strikeforce has kicked up their gift-giving efforts and would like to encourage their fans to do the same.
In a heartwarming attempt to assist St. Louis’ less fortunate, the MMA promotion has joined forces with Toys For Tots – the Marine Corps-managed, non-profit organization – to collect new, unwrapped toys for local underprivileged youth during “Henderson vs. Babalu II” at the Scottrade Center.
“Any time we can use one of our events as a vehicle to help with the needs of others, we’re more than happy to do it,” said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker. “St. Louis is a city that Strikeforce has become attached to since last year and being able to give back to the community is a very rewarding feeling.”
During the December 4th event, several stations staffed by volunteers from the local Marine Corps will be set up inside the arena to collect toys from fans. Monetary donations are accepted as well.
“Everything we collect stays in St. Louis,” said Marine Corps Sergeant Gavin Lewis, who manages the Toys For Tots program in the Gateway City area. “It’s about local people helping local children, which is a phenomenal thing. When a company like Strikeforce pitches in, it really helps spread our reach in the community and makes it a successful drive.’
“When considering what to bring, fans should think about what would make their own child, niece or nephew happy.”
If you’re unable to attend the show, but would still like to give deserving children toys this Holiday Season, please go to ToysForTots.com to find a location nearest you.
Strikeforce will reward you with the following bouts for your generous ways:
Ben Brown vs. J.W. Wright
Lee Brousseau vs. Mike Glenn
Fernando Bettega vs. Wayne Phillips
Justin Lawrence vs. Max Martytniouk
Terrell Brown vs. Patrick Cummins
Scott Carson vs. TBD
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland
Scott Smith vs. Paul Daley
Antonio “Big Foot’’ Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Dan Henderson (Light Heavyweight Bout)