Garth Brooks’ Concerts Spark Toys for Tots Donation

More than 14,000 toys donated to Toys for Tots will be delivered Sunday afternoon (Dec. 19) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where Garth Brooks is continuing a series of nine concerts through Wednesday. A Toys for Tots donation center was stationed in front of the venue when Brooks began the series with two shows Thursday night. The massive donation was organized by Ray Carolin, one of the singer’s friends who previously served as vice president of the Arizona chapter of the NFL Alumni Association. After Brooks’ assistant contacted him, Carolin contacted Spalding Sporting Goods, which responded by donating 14,616 toys that will arrive with Santa Claus at the arena. The U.S. Marines will deliver the toys to deserving children just in time for Christmas.