Pacific Fury players collect toys for holidays
Players and families with the Pacific Fury fastpitch organization joined forces to collect toys for children, who are less fortunate during this holiday season.
The effort culminated with a brief celebration of their efforts with many of the 88 girls who make up the seven different Fury teams.
This year the toys were donated to Les Schwab Tire Centers, as they are collected for the “Forgotten Children’s Fund.”
“Teams and players raise money for some of their expenses and the community has responded generously with donations to the organization,” said Stanley “Pete” Peterson, founder and president of the Fury organization. “The girls are then in turn given the opportunity to give back to the community. The players are taught that there is much more to this type of group than simply learning to be a better softball player. They learn to be teammates, to be selfless and that there are much more important things in life than just thinking of themselves.”
Pacific Fury has been in existence since 2012 when it was formed with one team. Since then is has expanded to the current seven teams with players from 8-18 years old. Most players come from the south Snohomish County area and the majority are from the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts.
Students from Everett, Northshore and Shoreline schools, among others, are also represented.