BY REBECCA BENNETT AND GRANT WHITTINGTON — On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department battled and won against the Hyattsville City Police Department in the annual Heroes Bowl.

A total of $1,032 was raised for the the charity at the event, according to the Sonny Frazier Toy Drive committee. The City of Hyattsville also voted to donate $500 to the toy drive on October 20, as well as match up to $1,000 more at the Heroes Bowl.

More photos are available on the City of Hyattsville’s Facebook page.

The Sonny Frazier Toy Drive started more than 13 years ago with the goal to give underprivileged kids presents for Christmas. The Toy Drive has grown each year since it’s start. Last year, drive leader Ruth Ann Frazier estimated they raised $4,500 and distributed gifts to 260 children. The toy drive hosts a holiday party each year where every kid leaves with five gifts that their parents picked out for them from a collection of unwrapped presents purchased by the drive volunteers.

Organizers say that donations for the toy drive are still being accepted.  Residents can place a new, unwrapped toy in collection boxes at Hyattsville Elementary School, the Hyattsville Municipal Building or Lawson’s Pharmacy. Monetary contributions can be sent to Mrs. Ruth Ann Frazier at 5013 37th Ave., Hyattsville, Md. 20782.  Please make checks payable to The Sonny Frazier Toy Drive.