22News receives generous Toys for Tots donation from Agawam hockey team

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A bus donated by King Ward of Chicopee arrived at 22News Sunday afternoon.

The bus filled with toys for tots generated by the Agawam High School hockey team for the second consecutive year.

The 22News lobby now contains the many dozens of toys the teens collected with the help of the Agawam business community.

The young men expressed pride in what they had done to brighten the lives of so many children in need.

Agawam High School senior Robert D’Angelo told 22News, “It’s a great cause, it’s a great team, very nice to everyone, help the other kids out who are less fortunate.”

“We’re very thankful to everyone who came out,” senior Dylan Sliech added. “We had so many people come in, they were generous, it was a great opportunity to be part of it.”

Parents of players such as Anthony Grasso, are so proud of their son’s commitment to helping others during the holiday season.

“As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our kids, I don’t care if you’re 5 or 23,” Grasso said. “We’re always teaching, especially student-athletes, seeing them giving back to the community.”

22News thanks the Agawam High School hockey team for a job well done.

There’s still time for you to help fill the 22News station lobby for the Toy for Tots toy drive.

With the December 16 deadline coming up fast, we urge you to buy a toy, a game, a bike if you can and bring that gift to the 22News station lobby.

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