The United States Sports Academy’s staff and faculty show their donations to the Toys for Tots cause. The Academy is a regional collection center for Toys for Tots in Baldwin County.

The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up for the 15th year to help underprivileged children enjoy a memorable Christmas.

The Academy has long been a regional collection center for the Toys for Tots program in Baldwin County. Local residents may bring donations to the Academy each Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are not living in Baldwin County, visit the Toys for Tots website at to find a drop location in your area and donate a new, unwrapped toy, or make a cash donation.

The Toys for Tots program was founded in 1947 by Marine Corps Maj. William L. Hendricks, when Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles first collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.

More than 400 million toys have been distributed to 188 million needy children since the inception of the Toys for Tots.