TULSA - More than 3,000 toys will be under Green Country Christmas trees this season, thanks to two large toy donations by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

The resort destination held a toy drive in early December that allowed qualifying casino guests to bring in a new, unused toy in exchange for complimentary One Star Rewards gifts.

The majority of the collected toys were accumulated in just a few hours.

"We're overwhelmed by the response that we received from our guests to help us give back to our community," said Martin Madewell, general manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. "We're proud to partner with them to give back to our community and make our local holiday season a little brighter."

The toys were officially donated to Zayden's Toy Drive, with local designation to the St. Francis Children's Hospital Toy Closet, and to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Broken Arrow, who distributes over 50,000 toys across northeast Oklahoma each year.

"It's an incredible blessing to receive this donation from Hard Rock Tulsa and Cherokee Nation Entertainment," said Staff Sergeant Trae Wimp, coordinator with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Broken Arrow. "Their efforts will impact so many families this holiday season, and I think that speaks volumes to this community."

For more information on Zayden's Toy Drive, go to https://bit.ly/305VvwW.

To learn more on the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, go to https://bit.ly/3GrgaLr.

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