Community Involvement

Avenal prison collects money, toys for sick children

Five Avenal prison staff stand in front of two wagons full of toys for sick children in a hospital.
Avenal State Prison staff present toys to Valley Children's Hospital. From left are Justin Nugent, Badge of Brothers non-profit representatives and prison employees Plant Operations, Officer S. Thacker, AW Christen Herrera, Officer A. Zavala and Lieutenant Mike Tuntakit.

Organizers said the Avenal State Prison softball tournament was a success, raising money to benefit hospitalized sick children.

“Valley Children’s Hospital would like to thank the Badge of Brothers for hosting Avenal State Prison’s annual staff softball tournament and collecting new toys for our patients to enjoy. We appreciate the generosity of their team and for putting smiles on our patients’ faces. Thank you to all those that participated this year to help make this tournament a success,” hospital representatives wrote.

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