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Those media wishing to cover the toy distribution in Fort Worth are welcome to do so at Cook Children’s Medical Center at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, and must arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. for parking and coordination.   
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Saturday, Dec. 10 by 7 a.m. with 4th Regiment Chaplain Todd Virnoche at 817-919-9127 and Cook Children’s Media Relations Kim Griffith at 817-266-3728.  
Cook Children’s Medical Center is located at 801 Seventh Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104.  Media should meet with the hospital media relations Kim Griffith at the main entrance located at 801 7th Ave, Fort Worth, Texas, 76104. 


Texas State Guard to Deliver Toys to Cook Children’s Medical Center  
AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 8, 2016) – Dozens of uniformed members of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) will sort, organize and prepare hundreds of toys for delivery to children at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Dec. 10, 2016, at 9 a.m.

In its eighth year, the toy distribution is part of the Texas State Guard “Young Heroes of the Guard” toy drive program designed to collect and deliver new toys to pediatric patients at every dedicated children’s hospital in Texas during the holiday season. Additionally, the goal is to collect enough toys to leave behind an inventory of stuffed animals, games, dolls and more for the hospitals to give to patients throughout the following year.  

“This year thanks to the generous donations of Texans around the state, we hope to deliver more than 30,000 toys,” said Chaplain Capt. David Fish, statewide toy drive coordinator for the Guard.  “To see the children smile with joy is the most rewarding experience during the year.  During Christmas, the Guard puts children first.”  

Since 2009, Texas State Guard volunteers have collected and distributed more than 77,000 toys to children across Texas who are spending the holiday season away from home. 

For more information about the Texas State Guard and the “Young Heroes of the Guard” Toy Drive visit .


The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.

The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).

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Texas Military Department Public Affairs
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Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620