ROCK FOR TOTS NY
ANDY WALTERS: PROGRAM ORGANIZER JODI SHELDRICK: EVENT COORDINATOR
Contact: 518-410-0835 Contact: 518- 674-0731
Rock For Tots Benefits not only the toys for tots program but also from the money that we raise we purchase toys for families that are referred to us from the local schools, churches, school age child care programs, and local Government. We give to the children ages 18 and under.
"Every child deserves a Christmas"
Rock For Tots
November 23, 2013
Costanzo's Riverside Restaurant Ph. 518-233-8224
405 Hudson River Rd, Waterford, NY 12188
( rts, 4 & 32 North of Momentive [formerly Waterford GE silicone plant] )
- Rock For Tots NY Mission:
- This Year the Toys For Tots Program had been handed down to the Rotterdam Marine Corps. League , Sgt. Bob Becker as Coordinator and Gunny " Vinny" Roman Assist. Coordinator. Due to the Federal Govt. Financial Cut Backs.
- Rock For Tots NY began in 1999 when I was Commander of the Saratoga County Sons of The American Legion; it is supported by the Waterford, N.Y. American Legion Charles J. Brady Post #235 and the Waterford, N.Y. VFW Memorial Post#5800. It has been said by several U.S. Marines that this is one of the largest events that benefit their Toys For Tots Program in Upstate New York. Rock For Tots is made up of several volunteers making donations or donating their time. Rock For Tots takes place in Waterford, N.Y. at Costanzo's Riverside Restaurant, located on Rt. 4 and 32 at the north end of Waterford. The dates may change, but it is always the Saturday before Thanksgiving. WE HELP KICK OFF " TOYS FOR TOTS " WITH A BANG! What Makes Rock For Tots NY such a big event? Rock For Tots actually provides two Christmas parties.
- ROCK FOR TOTS NY ( Children's Christmas Party ) : It is intended for children ages 12 and under- starting at 12 noon until 2 pm. We have entertainment provided by local clowns, magicians, Frosty the Snow Man, and Santa. Our local pizza shops, and other local restaurants provide lunch for the children. The admission for children is ..... A NEW UN-WRAPPED TOY! The past few years we had over 100 children with their parents, grandparents or guardians in attendance and helped raise over 3000 toys...
- Thank You.....
- ROCK FOR TOTS NY: This is a party for the adults. Persons under 21 are welcome but must be accompanied by a RESPONSIBLE ADULT! Rock For Tots NY has many local bands and entertainers- entertaining our audience from 3pm until midnight. Admission for this event is $10.00 and A New Un-Wrapped toy .
- Some of our past performers have been: Joe Sinatra, One Night Stand, Flame, Winchester and Young, Big Red Nasty, Mike and the Monsters, Johnny Rabb and the Jail House Rockers, Electric Lipstick, Ohms Law, Chantal Dominique (Nashville), The Back 40 Band, Blue Creek, and Aged in The Hills,Cat Southern (Australia), Van Preston (Nashville) Ohms Law , Harmony, Acoustic Trauma, The Outta Hand Band, Wylder, John Morse Band, Tetonka,Carla Page.
- Costanzo's Riverside Restaurant provides an "ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET" from 4pm - 8 pm, and draft beverages are included during the event.
- In 2005 I had the idea of reaching out to the Music World to see what kind of support I could find to help us obtain toys for tots and our local, less fortunate families. Raffle items from past events include; gift certificates from local businesses, a pair of tickets for the Kenny Rogers Christmas Show, and several autographed cd's and photo's and other items provided by 2005celebrities. Since, Parkway Music in Clifton Park, NY has supported Rock for Tots NY by donating a guitar to be autographed by national artists.
- Others have sent in autographed cd's for raffle prizes, others have sent in auto graphed T-shirts etc. I have had the opportunity to meet some of the artists in person to thank them for their donations. I have received a lot of support from my friends, " DJ Tommy The Maltman & Confederate Starz Artist Mgt. owner Sher Lefever.
- The artists that have supported Rock for Tots NY are as follows; Deana Carter, Chris Cagle, The Pirates of The Mississippi, Jeff Bates,"The Legendary" Ric Ocasek " The Cars" , Keith Anderson, Josh Gracin, Jaimie O'Neal, Neal McCoy, Blake Shelton, Gary Alan, Chantal Dominique, Leroy Parnell, Joanne Redding, Steve Azar, and Darryl Worley. Billy Ray Cyrus, Steve Azar, Sawyer Brown, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Jason Michael Carrol, Bucky Covington, Darryl Worley and Former WWE Pro Wrestler Ron Harris,Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Phil Vassar, James Otto, Ashton Shepherd, Billy Currington and Eric Church. Bug MUSIC in Nashville Tn.,Chantal Dominique ( Nashville), Cat Southern ( Australia), Van Preston / (Nashville), The Wrenditions, The Clusters, The Murmaids, Nick Martin, Joe Dee & the Starliters, Harry Van & the Gold Tones, Vito Picone & the Elegants, Kenny Vance & the Planotones, Frank Iovino & the Five Boroughs, Larry Chance & the Earls, Terry Johnson's Flamingos, Herb Reed / Original Platters, Street Heart, George Galfo's Mystics, Tommy Bialoglow / Origanal Dupree, Herb Cox & the Cleftones, Veronica Ballestrini, Chantelle Paige, Kelci Paige, Julie Dubela, Project Charlie, The Bad Scene, Romulus Records, Tonya Watts, Lissie, Suzi Oravec....
- *** We are currently planning this year’s event, so please stop back and see what's happening.***
- Where Does The Money Go? The cost of the buffet goes to Costanzo's to cover some of their expenses. A portion of the money from the raffles and 50/50 is set aside to cover program expenses. The rest is used to purchase toys for our local families in need of Christmas assistance.
- The USMC Res. Toys For Tots, receives the toys upon entry and they are piled high until near the end of our event and the take them to the USMC Res. Center, to be sorted and ready for distribution.
- NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT ROCK FOR TOTS NY IS ALL ABOUT.... COME AND JOIN THE PARTY.... STOP AND SAY HELLO TO OUR MARINES AND ENJOY THE BANDS, DANCING, FOOD, DRINKS, PRIZES AND A 50/50. TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT ROCK FOR TOTS NY !!! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE .
" Every Child Deserves a Christmas " Andy Walters